Free Online English Lessons Colour Idioms

Vocabulary, Level B2+

We use a lot of colour idioms in English. These are set phrases with specific meanings. See how many you know, and then choose 3 that you didn't know and try to use them this week.


See if you can match the meanings with the correct idioms.

1. a number of official rules and regulations which seem unnecessary 
2. a very special and happy occasion 
3. to be very good at gardening 
4. very, very infrequently 
5. to be very jealous of somebody 
6. something that takes the attention away from the subject being discussed 
7. the person in the family who is thought of as being very bad/naughty 
8. to say something which is not true because you do not want to make the person unhappy 
9. something which cost a lot of money but isn't really very useful 
10. unexpected 

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