between the devil and the deep blue sea

between the devil and the deep blue sea Meaning: between two equally difficult or unacceptable choices. Example: Trying to please both his boss and his wife puts him between … Read on

in the black

Meaning: to not be in debt

Example: The employees were in the black until the management wrapped up the entire business. Read on


blue-collar Meaning: of or relating to industrial work, especially the semiskilled and unskilled. Example: They hope the new manufacturing unit on the outskirts of the small town will … Read on

blue blood

Meaning: a member of an upper-class family

Example: The new student is very arrogant because his blood is blue. Read on

a bolt from the blue

a bolt from the blue Meaning: unexpected happening; complete surprise. Example: The sudden uprising in many parts of the country was completely a bolt from the blue for the … Read on

blue eyed boy

blue eyed boy Meaning: a man who is liked and admired by somebody in authority. Example: She gets the charge of all the assignment except the finance, which … Read on

once in a blue moon

Meaning: very rarely

Example: The earthquakes hits once in a blue moon in this part of the earth, we never felt it. Read on

in black and white

Meaning: printed form of a document

Example: Bank demanded in submit the proposal in black and white. Read on

black sheep

Meaning: a disgrace

Example: I have always been the black sheep of my family. Everyone else has responsible jobs while I have chosen to be an artist. Read on

out of the blue

Meaning: out of nowhere or unexpectedly

Example: Out of the blue, a deer came in front of my car. Read on

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come hell or high water

Meaning: come what may

Example: I want to complete this report by today, come hell or high water. Read on


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