View Poll Results: If someone's in the pink,

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  • their health is poor.

    294 20.28%
  • their health is good.

    1,156 79.72%
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Thread: In the pink

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    #1

    In the pink



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    #2

    Re: In the pink

    to be in the pink means being healthy, as opposed to be as white as a sheet, id est, being pale.


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    #3

    Re: In the pink

    So can we use such " in the pink ";

    - How are you ?
    - I am in the pink, you ?

    like this...


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    #4

    Re: In the pink

    Sarah,
    No, you can't use it in this way. Generally you use the expression when talking about a third person who is looking well ie., he's in the pink.


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    #5

    Re: In the pink

    ok i got that idiom thnx mauren


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    #6

    Re: In the pink

    in the pink (old-fashioned, informal) in good health

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    in the pink
    informal + old-fashioned : in very good health
    ▪ Regular exercise helped to keep her in the pink (of good health).


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    #7

    Re: In the pink

    In the Pink -- The image what I see in my mind from reading it -- good, healthy, plump person with pink rosy cheeks!


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    #8

    Re: In the pink

    a good idiom





    thanks

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