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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #75: Idioms: colors
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Colours/Colors [Change theme]
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    Idioms: colors




    IDIOM 1: "black sheep (of the family)"
    -> MEANING: a person who is a disgrace to a family or group
    -> EXAMPLE: Tommy is the black sheep in his family: he is the only member who has not made a success of his life.


    IDIOM 2: "blue in the face"
    -> MEANING: very angry or upset, excited and very emotional
    -> EXAMPLE: He argued with her until he was blue in the face.


    IDIOM 3: "red-letter day"
    -> MEANING: a day that is memorable because of some important event
    -> EXAMPLE: It was a red-letter day when she finally received her graduation diploma.


    IDIOM 4: "white as a ghost"
    -> MEANING: very pale because of fear, shock, illness etc.
    -> EXAMPLE: My sister became white as a ghost when she saw the man at the window.

    IDIOM 5: "with flying colors"
    -> MEANING: with great or total success
    -> EXAMPLE: She passed her exam with flying colors and now wants to go out and celebrate.

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