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Class 10 - English - The Hundred Dresses - II

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The Hundred Dresses - II

Question 4:

Colours are used to describe feelings, moods and emotions. Match the following ‘colour expressions’ with a suggested paraphrase.


the Monday morning blues


feel embarrassed / angry / ashamed


go red in the face


feel very sick, as if about to vomit


look green


sadness or depression after a weekend of fun


the red carpet


the sign or permission to begin an action




a sign of surrender or acceptance of defeat; a wish to stop fighting


a green belt


in an unlawful act; while doing something wrong


a blackguard


a photographic print of building plans; a detailed plan or scheme


a grey area


land around a town or city where construction is prohibited by law


a white flag


an area of a subject or a situation where matters are not very clear


a blueprint


a dishonest person with no sense of right or wrong




a special welcome


the green light


of noble birth or from a royal family

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