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Thread: English slang


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    #1

    Talking English slang

    Someone could tell me which are all the idioms that contain a colour as expression of feelings, please?
    for example: to fell in blue.
    thank you very much


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    #2

    English slang

    I meant 'to feel blue'...


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    #3

    Re: English slang

    In the pink = very well
    green with envy
    yellow with jealousy
    red-faced
    purple with fury/anger

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    #4

    Re: English slang

    go as white as a sheet
    tell a white lie

    be in the red
    to see red
    paint the town red


    scream blue murder


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    #5

    Wink Re: English slang

    thank you very much!!


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    #6

    English slang

    do you know the origin of 'to feel blue'?
    why is 'blue' used to express sadness?


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    #7

    Re: English slang

    This gives as good an explanation as anything: Re: "Color me blue"

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