Match the idioms on the left with the definitions on the right. The tiles in the right-hand column are sortable.
Idioms (Colours) 15
  • catch somebody red-handed
  • get the green light
  • in black and white
  • once in a blue moon
  • be in someone's black books
  • off colour
  • green with envy
  • out of the blue
  • be in the pink
  • see red
  • in writing
  • unwell, unhealthy
  • without any warning, by surprise
  • to get the permission to start or continue something
  • to be in disgrace or in disfavour with someone
  • to become very angry
  • very jealous
  • to catch somebody while they are doing sth wrong
  • to be in good health
  • hardly ever, rarely
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FCE Idioms (Colours) 15

1) catch somebody red-handed to catch somebody while they are doing sth wrong
2) get the green light to get the permission to start or continue something
3) in black and white in writing
4) once in a blue moon hardly ever, rarely
5) be in someone's black books to be in disgrace or in disfavour with someone
6) off colour unwell, unhealthy
7) green with envy very jealous
8) out of the blue without any warning, by surprise
9) be in the pink to be in good health
10) see red to become very angry