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Idioms With Colours

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  • 1. IDIOMS WITH COLOURS Black, blue, red, white and other colours
  • 2. IDIOMS WITH BLACK
    • to be in the black = have money in one's bank account.
    • to black out = lose consciousness or memory temporarily.
    • a black day = an unhappy day when something bad happens.
    • a blacklist = list of people who are considered undesirable.
    • a black look = a look of anger.
  • 3. IDIOMS WITH BLACK
    • black market = illegal trade.
    • black and blue = covered with bruises.
    • in black and white = in writing or in print.
    • not so black as somebody is painted = not as bad as people believe.
    • the black sheep (of the family) = person whose conduct is considered to be a disgrace to the family.
  • 4. EXERCISE
    • 1. If you do that again, I will beat you _____ .
        • In black and white
        • In the black
        • Black and blue
  • 5. EXERCISE
    • 2. This has been a _____ for the car industry with more job losses announced.
        • Black look
        • Black market
        • Black day
  • 6. EXERCISE
    • 4. For a few seconds, he felt like he was going to _____.
        • Be in the black.
        • Black out.
        • Black and blue.
  • 7. EXERCISE
    • Laura was so angry that she gave her husband a _____ .
        • Black and blue.
        • Black day.
        • Black look.
  • 8. IDIOMS WITH WHITE
    • a white-collar worker = non-manual worker.
    • as white as a sheet = very pale, as a result of fear or shock.
    • as white as snow = very white.
    • a white lie = harmless or trivial lie.
    • a white elephant = possession that is useless and often expensive to maintain.
  • 9. EXERCISE
    • Are you OK? You are _____ .
        • A white elephant.
        • As white as a sheet.
        • A white collar-worker.
  • 10. EXERCISE
    • Peter works in an office, he's _____.
        • As white as a sheet.
        • A white collar-worker.
        • A white elephant.
  • 11. EXERCISE
    • After painting the walls, I can assure you that they look _____ .
        • A white elephant.
        • A white lie.
        • As white as snow.