Special Sub-Topic: Was My Face Red!
|Red roses for a __________ lady|
blue. This was a hit song in the early 60s, I believe.
|To have a __________ thumb (or fingers)|
green. In England they say of a gifted gardener, 'She has green fingers.' In the US they say, 'She has a green thumb.'
|To tell a ___________ lie|
white. A white lie is a supposedly well-intentioned lie that's told to spare someone's feelings.
|A __________ boy|
golden & blue eyed & blue-eyed. A golden boy is revered for outstanding skill or good looks. The term "blue-eyed boy" refers to a favorite man or boy, too.
|Little __________ cells|
gray & grey. Agatha Christie's detective was justly proud of his fine brain, his 'little gray cells.'
|A __________ woman|
scarlet. The term 'scarlet woman' comes from the Bible (Revelation XVII, 3-4).
|A __________ tongue|
silver & silvery. Someone with a silver tongue is charming and persuasive.
|He's seeing __________ elephants.|
pink. People who are withdrawing from alcohol may have scary hallucinations--seeing pink elephants is traditional for those in this state.
|Today is a __________-letter day.|
red. Calendar makers used to record saints' days and holidays in red ink--thus the expression 'red-letter day.'
|He writes in __________ prose.|
purple. 'Purple prose' is excessively fancy writing.
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