Эта история поможет «раскрасить» вашу речь или, по крайней мере, вы не будете застигнуты врасплох, когда услышите что-то вроде Hesawredwhenhefirstheardofit, потому что поймёте, что Он просто рассердился, когда впервые об этом услышал, но ничего красного не наблюдал, разве что сам побагровел от ярости.
Познакомьтесь с «цветными» идиомами и сделайте их своими друзьями.
A week layout in true
SUNDAY is violet.
The day of uncertainty, muddled thoughts, mixed feelings and slow reactions. Ideas are all purple, actions are of a shrinking violet. No predictions for tomorrow, no analysis for yesterday. Complete indolence.
MONDAY is indigo.
Inception. It's all clear. No place is left for befuddlement. Everything seems to be black and white. Anything is no longer a grey area. A perfect day.
TUESDAY is blue.
The blues can be got out of the blue. Fortunately, it happens once in a blue moon. The equation has a unique solution: an acquired taste for the blues can become a compensation to the state of blue mood. Result: high spirits.
WEDNESDAY is green.
The first half of the week has almost faded but there's still not a green idea how to deal with another half. Those who have green fingers may well indulge in digging the dirt in their gardens and get blessed, green light! Those who are deprived of such a "joy" are given to soul-searching not becoming green with envy, not a bit, to the formers.
THURSDAY is yellow.
This colour is said to be frantic. So erratic behaviour on the day like this may be well expected and understood but not acceptable, I guess. Two things come to mind for incompatible comparison of human "virtues": reading yellow rags and have a yellow streak. A yellow day is when one is not in their right mind.
FRIDAY is orange.
Fiesta. Fireworks. Light dreaming. Flights of fancy. Idle talks and comparing apples and oranges.
SATURDAY is red.
Weekdays are gone. A weekend seems to have no end. What will one get up to? Everything is possible. Everyone is happy and hardly sees red. One of the pleasant options for the day is painting the town red. Of all 52 Saturdays in a year one can become a red-letter day for someone.
At the last soft light of the sunset you might overcome with inconceivable passion, longing, vigour along with languor, the desire to get beyond the horizon of tomorrow and come off with flying colours.
in true colours - in real
purple (as part of a term purple prose) - extravagant, ornate, or flowery
a shrinking violet - a person who is very shy
black and white - simple and clear
a grey area - something which is not definite
get the blues - to become sad or depressed
out of the blue - without warning; unexpectedly
once in a blue moon - very rarely
the blues - a style of music that was created by African-Americans in the southern U.S. and that often expresses feelings of sadness
blue mood - low spirits
a green idea - a faintest, slightest idea
green fingers - an unusual ability to make plants grow
green light - permission
green with envy - very envious or jealous
yellow rag - tabloid
have a yellow streak - to be cowardly
compare apples and oranges - examine the similarities of things that are completely different
see red - become very angry suddenly
paint the town red - to wildly celebrate in public
a red-letter day - a day that is memorable because of some important event
come off with flying colours - to be victorious; to succeed thoroughly in an undertaking