15 Idioms on colours - Set 06

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76. Red-carpet treatment

  • Meaning: Special treatment, honor, or lavish attention given to someone.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The award-winning actress received the red-carpet treatment at the film festival.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The company provides red-carpet treatment to its VIP clients.

77. The silver screen

  • Meaning: The film industry; the world of cinema.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Many actors dream of making it big on the silver screen.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She has had a successful career on the silver screen, starring in several blockbuster movies.

78. Born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth

  • Meaning: Born into a wealthy or privileged family; having advantages or privileges from birth.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and never had to worry about financial struggles.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Not everyone is born with a silver spoon, and some achieve success through hard work.

79. To be given something on a silver plate/platter

  • Meaning: To receive something without having to work hard for it; to be handed something on a platter.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He didn't appreciate the opportunities given to him on a silver platter.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Success is sweeter when it's achieved through effort rather than being given on a silver plate.

80. As white as a sheet

  • Meaning: Extremely pale, often due to fear, shock, or illness.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He turned as white as a sheet when he heard the unexpected news.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The patient looked as white as a sheet after the surgery.

81. To be in the red

  • Meaning: To be in debt; to have financial losses; to operate at a deficit.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The company is currently in the red due to a decline in sales.

  • Sentence Usage 2: His extravagant spending habits left him in the red by the end of the month.

82. To be out of the red

  • Meaning: To overcome financial difficulties; to become profitable; to no longer be in debt.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The business managed to turn things around and is now out of the red.

  • Sentence Usage 2: After months of cost-cutting measures, the company is finally out of the red.

83. A red flag

  • Meaning: A warning sign or signal that indicates potential danger or a problem.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The sudden drop in sales was a red flag for the company's financial health.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Ignoring the red flags in a relationship can lead to future problems.

84. Blood red

  • Meaning: A deep, dark shade of red resembling the color of blood.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The sunset painted the sky in shades of blood red.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The artist chose a blood red background for his painting to evoke strong emotions.

85. Beet red

  • Meaning: Deep red in color, like the shade of a beetroot.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Embarrassment turned her face beet red.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The intense heat made everyone's cheeks beet red.

86. White elephant

  • Meaning: Something that is expensive and difficult to maintain or useless and burdensome.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The grand but impractical fountain in the courtyard became a white elephant for the homeowners.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The government's investment in the outdated technology proved to be a white elephant.

87. White as a ghost

  • Meaning: Extremely pale due to fear, shock, or illness.

  • Sentence Usage 1: When she heard the strange noise in the middle of the night, her face turned as white as a ghost.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The patient's condition was so critical that he looked as white as a ghost.

88. White collar

  • Meaning: Relating to office or professional work, typically performed in an office setting and not involving manual labor.

  • Sentence Usage 1: She works in a white-collar job as a financial analyst.

  • Sentence Usage 2: White-collar workers often spend their days working on computers and attending meetings.

89. Yellow-bellied

  • Meaning: Extremely cowardly or timid.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He called his opponent a yellow-bellied coward for refusing to face him in a fair fight.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The soldiers mocked the recruit, accusing him of being yellow-bellied and afraid of combat.

90. A yellow streak

  • Meaning: A characteristic or trait indicative of cowardice or timidity.

  • Sentence Usage 1: His refusal to confront the bully revealed a yellow streak in his personality.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The detective believed the suspect had a yellow streak and would likely confess under pressure.

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