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Today’s words & idioms:
green with envy
“an insurance company operating in the black will be able to pay for further growth”
synonyms: in credit, in funds, debt-free, out of debt, solvent, financially sound, able to pay one’s debts, creditworthy, of good financial standing, solid, secure, profit-making, profitable;rareunindebted“the company’s in the black again”
in the redFig.losing money. (*Typically:be ~; go [into] ~; as opposed to in the black.) State government has been operating inthe red for five straight years. What with all those car repairs, we’re going to be in the red this month.
once in a blue moonClichévery seldom. Jill: Does your husband ever bring you flowers? Ellen: Once in a blue moon. Once in a bluemoon, I buy a fashion magazine, just to see what people are wearing.
scream blue murder
(British, American & Australian informal) alsoscream bloody murder (American &Australian informal)to shout or to complain very loudly Readers screamed blue murder when the price of their daily paper went up.Someone took the child’s ice cream away and he started screaming bloody murder.
in the pink (of condition)
and *in the pink (of health)Fig. in very good health; in very good condition, physically and emotionally. (*Typically:be ~; get [into] ~.) Herecovered completely from his surgery and has been in the pink ever since. She was lively and active and in the pinkof condition.more idioms here:
C1 too willing to believe that someone is telling the truth, that people’s intentions in general are good, or that life is simple andfair. People are often naive because they are young and/or have not had much experience of life:
UK /feɪt/ US /feɪt/Fate has brought us together.
revolt verb (PROTEST)