Here at The Language Corner Madrid we are always looking to improve your English in many different ways. As well as our conversation or Cambridge exam classes with native teachers we want to provide you with extra help. This comes in the form of our Blog posts that give you advice and information on how to improve specific areas of English such as listening, reading or pronunciation skills.
Today we have one of our favourite topics… Idioms!
Can you work out which of the 2 options make these English idioms about colours correct? Answers will be coming soon so keep visiting the page to see if you are right!
The black sheep/black horse is somebody who behaves very differently or badly, and is considered shameful by other members of their family.
If something happens out of the blue/out of the purple, it happens very suddenly or unexpectedly.
If you are greened off/browned off, you are bored or fed up.
The most important thing to remember when doing something is called the golden rule/golden law.
A person who is blue with envy/green with envy is someone who is very jealous.
To be tickled pink/licked pink, means are very happy about something.
If you paint the town gold/paint the town red, you go out and have a really good time in bars and clubs.
A silver lining/silver rain refers to the good or pleasant side-effects of an unpleasant situation.
A pink elephant/white elephant, is something that is useless even though it might cost a lot of money.
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