Türkçede olduğu gibi İngilizcede de renklerle ilgili birçok deyim yer almaktadır. Bu yazımızda sırasıyla siyah, beyaz, mavi, yeşil, kırmızı renkleri ile ilgili İngilizcede yer alan deyimlere birer örnek vereceğiz.
(As) white as a sheet: very pale, especially from shock.(Rengi solmuş, solgun.)
I felt totally shocked, went white as a sheet, and couldn't stop shaking.
(As) black as night: Intensely black. (Kapkara)
I couldn’t see anyhting. The room was as black as night.
(To) Feel blue : feel depressed and sad, feel gloomy . (Keyifsiz olmak, üzüntülü olmak)
Don't feel blue. Life is short, have some fun!
(To) have green fingers: To be a skilled gardener. (bahçe işleri konusunda yetenekli olmak)
My mom can keep any plant alive, even ones that I've nearly killed—she seriously has green fingers.
(To) paint the town red: To party or celebrate in a rowdy, wild manner, especially in a public place. (cümbüş yapmak, eğlenerek şehri ayağa kaldırmak)
It was the end of term and students decided to go out and paint the town red.