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    idioms colours

    I have an sentence to fill in with a colour, but I just can't think what it could be.
    "His extra marital-affairs have been discussed at great length by the ___press."
    The only word I can thik of which could go there, would be the gutter press, but according to the exercise it must be the name of a colour? Any ideas?

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    Re: idioms colours

    Perhaps: yellow.

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    Re: idioms colours

    Quote Originally Posted by valtango
    I have an sentence to fill in with a colour, but I just can't think what it could be.
    "His extra marital-affairs have been discussed at great length by the ___press."
    The only word I can thik of which could go there, would be the gutter press, but according to the exercise it must be the name of a colour? Any ideas?
    Ron's right, we say the 'yellow press', although it's getting rather old fashioned. The only person I know who uses it as a term is in her sixties.
    We also say 'red-tops' for the British tabloid newspapers.

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