7 idioms derived from colours

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1. Pink Slip – dismiss (someone) from employment.

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Example– He has been given a pink slip.
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2. Black out – faint

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Example– I black out when I stand under the sun for too long.
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3. Golden opportunity – A very good chance to achieve something.

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Example– She missed a golden opportunity to perform at the event.
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4. Have the blues – Be sad or depressed

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Example– I always have the blues during the winter time.

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5. Once in a blue moon – Very rarely

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ExampleI get to meet her once in a blue moon.

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6. White lie – an innocent lie to protect another person’s feelings

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Example He was telling a white lie because he knew she would get hurt.

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7. With flying colors – with distinction

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Example– She passed the test with flying colors.

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