15 Idioms on colours - Set 02

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16. In the black

  • Meaning: Having a positive financial balance; making a profit.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The company has been consistently in the black for the past three quarters.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Turning the business around, they finally managed to be in the black after years of losses.

17. Pitch black

  • Meaning: Extremely dark or black; lacking any light.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The room was pitch black, and she couldn't see anything.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The forest becomes pitch black at night, making it challenging to navigate without a light source.

18. Out of the blue

  • Meaning: Unexpectedly or suddenly; without warning.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The offer came out of the blue, and I was pleasantly surprised.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Getting a call from an old friend out of the blue brightened my day.

19. Blue pencil

  • Meaning: To edit or censor written material.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The editor used a blue pencil to mark the sections that needed revisions.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The government censored the article, and whole paragraphs were blue-penciled.

20. A blue-eyed boy

  • Meaning: A person who is favored or admired by someone in authority.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He became the blue-eyed boy of the manager after completing the project successfully.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The coach's blue-eyed boy always gets special treatment on the team.

21. A bolt from the blue

  • Meaning: A sudden and unexpected event or piece of news.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The announcement of his resignation was a bolt from the blue.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The company's bankruptcy came as a bolt from the blue to the employees.

22. Blue blood

  • Meaning: Of noble or aristocratic birth; belonging to a high social class.

  • Sentence Usage 1: She's considered blue blood because her family has a long history of aristocracy.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Blue blood is often associated with privileges and a prestigious lineage.

23. Blue ribbon

  • Meaning: Of the highest quality; winning or awarded first prize.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The blue ribbon cake won the baking competition.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The blue ribbon team celebrated their victory with pride.

24. Talk a blue streak

  • Meaning: To talk continuously and rapidly.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Once she started, she could talk a blue streak about her travels.

  • Sentence Usage 2: He talks a blue streak when he's excited about a topic.

25. Feel blue

  • Meaning: To feel sad or depressed.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After the breakup, she couldn't help but feel blue for weeks.

  • Sentence Usage 2: I always feel blue on rainy days.

26. Blue in the face

  • Meaning: Exhausted or extremely angry after a prolonged effort or argument.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I argued with him until I was blue in the face, but he wouldn't listen.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She tried explaining the concept to him until she was blue in the face, but he still didn't understand.

27. Once in a blue moon

  • Meaning: A very rare event or occurrence.

  • Sentence Usage 1: We only visit our relatives once in a blue moon as they live far away.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Getting a snow day in this city happens once in a blue moon.

28. Men/boys in blue

  • Meaning: Referring to the police.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The men in blue arrived at the scene of the accident to investigate.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The boys in blue were patrolling the neighborhood to ensure safety.

29. Blue collar

  • Meaning: Relating to manual or industrial work, typically non-office jobs.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He comes from a blue-collar family, and everyone works in factories.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The blue-collar workers went on strike for better working conditions.

30. Browned off

  • Meaning: Annoyed or fed up with something or someone.

  • Sentence Usage 1: She's really browned off with her job and is considering a change.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The constant delays in the project left everyone browned off.

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