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    Question Pink umbrella idiom?

    Hi, sorry I tried posting this question in the idiom section but the forum gave me an error saying I don't have privileges to post there.
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    What doses the expression [pink umbrella] mean? I heard it used in a Tears for Fears CD-song title [Break it down]. And today I saw a girl with a pink umbrella in a video. What doses it mean?

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    Here are the words btw

    Break it down again

    So those are my dreams
    And these are my eyes
    Stand tall like a man
    Head a strong like a horse

    When it’s all mixed up
    Better break it down
    In the world of secrets
    In the world of sound

    It’s in the way you’re always hiding from the light
    See for yourself you have been sitting on a time bomb
    No revolution maybe someone somewhere else
    Could show you something new about you and your inner song
    And all the love and all the love in the world
    Won’t stop the rain from falling
    Waste seeping underground
    I want to break it down

    Break it down again

    So these are my schemes
    And these are my plans
    Hot tips for the boys
    Fresh news from the force

    When it’s all mixed up
    Better break it down
    In the world of silence
    In the world of sound

    " no sleep for dreaming" say the architects of life
    Big bouncing babies, bread and butter can I have a slice
    They make no mention of the beauty of decay
    Blue, yellow, pink umbrella save it for a rainy day
    And all the love and all the love in the world
    Won’t stop the rain from falling
    Waste seeping underground
    I want to break it down

    Horsin’ around
    Pray to power
    Play to the crowd with your big hit sound
    And they won’t simmer won’t simmer, won’t simmer down
    Play to the crowd
    Play to the crowd
    Play yeah yeah

    It’s in the way you’re always hiding from the light
    Fast off to heaven just like moses on a motorbike
    No revolution maybe someone somewhere else
    Could show you something new to help you
    With the ups and downs
    I want to break it down
    Break it down again

    Break it down again
    No more sleepy dreaming
    No more building up
    It is time to dissolve
    Break it down it again
    No more sleepy dreaming
    Last edited by Starstreams; 30-Sep-2007 at 08:04.

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    Default Re: Pink umbrella idiom?

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    I'm not sure what the lyricist intended-- some kind of emotional protection against adversity, perhaps-- but 'pink umbrella' is not an idiom. The lyrics are, ' Blue, yellow, pink umbrella'.
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    Default Re: Pink umbrella idiom?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starstreams View Post
    Hi, sorry I tried posting this question in the idiom section but the forum gave me an error saying I don't have privileges to post there.
    You can post in the Idioms discussions section http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/en...dioms-sayings/
    The other idioms section (http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/idioms/ ) is for polls for people to practise. We closed them for general posting to keep discussions out.

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    Default Re: Pink umbrella idiom?

    Thanks Tdol!

    @ Mister Micawber, your right, and I did see that.
    But I noticed that often I see girls in videos caring pink umbrellas, I just thought it meant something. I think I’ll just let it go though.

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    Default Re: Pink umbrella idiom?

    Mister Micawber, you're right.


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