French Idioms with Colors

Learn some idioms in French referring to colors

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How do the French say white as a ghost or to give the green light? Learn some French idioms related to colors, with free audio recording!


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Colors Idioms

blanc bonnet et bonnet blanc - the same thing
être blanc comme un linge - to be as white as a ghost
passer une nuit blanche - to spend a sleepless night
donner carte blanche à quelqu'un - to let someone do what they want
être un cordon bleu - to be a good cook
être fleur bleu - to be sentimental
avoir une peur bleue - to be scared stiff
être la bete noire - to be the person that no one likes
avoir des idées noires - to be sad
voir la vie en rose - to see the good side of things, to be optimistic
donner le feu vert - to give the green light to someone
se mettre au vert - to rest in the countryside
devenir pourpre - to get red with embarassment


 

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