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    Cool to pass pink

    Someone is about to say to somebody something better not to tell. A friend of him jabs his spine like a dagger. The pain refrains him to tell more. But he says:

    Drat the dark! (somebody knows what does "Drat the dark mean?) I'll pass pink for a tenday from a bruised kidney

    Please, what's the meaning of "pass the pink"?

    Thank You

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    Re: to pass pink

    **Neither a teacher nor a native-speaker**

    I can only guess;

    Thanks to that jab, the area of his flesh that covers his kidneys becomes blue and after ten days, the bruise will be better and its color will turn to pink.

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    Re: to pass pink

    By "I'll pass pink" he might have meant that he was injured and would have blood in his urine.


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    Re: to pass pink

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    By "I'll pass pink" he might have meant that he was injured and would have blood in his urine.

    Since I didn't know the meaning of this particular idiom (if it is one), I made a guess. So you may be right but as far as I know the color pink is always (or mostly) associated with being healthy in English.

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    Re: to pass pink

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Since I didn't know the meaning of this particular idiom (if it is one), I made a guess. So you may be right but as far as I know the color pink is always (or mostly) associated with being healthy in English.
    That is true, but the word "pass" suggests to me something like the elimination of kidney stones. (Ouch!)


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    Re: to pass pink

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Someone is about to say to somebody something better not to tell. A friend of him jabs his spine like a dagger. The pain refrains prevents him to tell more from saying much. But he says:

    Drat the dark! (somebody knows what does "Drat the dark mean?) I'll pass pink for a tenday a fortnight from a bruised kidney

    Please, what's the meaning of "pass the pink"?

    Thank You

    Drat the dark = polite form of Damn the dark

    Pass the pink = pass urine with blood in it.

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    Re: to pass pink

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Someone is about to say something that he shouldn't say.
    Or:
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    Someone is about to say something that it would be better that he didn't say.

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