作者：商英君 2018-01-01 23:14
比如，pink slip 从字面意思来看，是粉色纸片，其实它指的是解雇通知书。
Idioms about red
#1 Red hot：猛烈的，大受欢迎的
Something new and exciting, creating much demand
The new video game is red-hot. Some fans have been waiting outside stores for days, to get a hold of them!
#2 Catch someone red-handed：逮个正着
To catch someone in the act of committing a crime, or doing something wrong that they shouldn’t be doing
He kept lying to me about where he was going in the evenings, so yesterday I followed him and caught him red-handed. He was with another woman!
#3 Red-letter day：重要或值得纪念的日子
A day that is memorable because of some important event
The day I graduated was a red-letter day for my mum, she still talks about it today!
#4 To see red：火冒三丈
To react with uncontrollable rage against someone or something
Jessie saw red when he heard someone shouting at her mother.
Idioms about blue
#1 Blue ribbon：一流的
To be of superior quality or distinction, the best of a group
A blue ribbon panel of experts were invited to investigate the extraordinary remains.
#2 Talk a blue streak：连续不断地聊个没
When someone talks very much and very rapidly
The woman in the hospital bed next to me talked a blue streak all day. I don’t where she got the energy from!
来源：A blue streak，原来指闪电，闪电一闪即逝，是非常迅速的过程，所以常用来描述快速的行动。例如在这个习惯用语里描述是说话其快无比。
#3 Blue pencil：删改或删减
To censor something, or limit the information that is shared
The reports about how soldiers were being treated abroad had been blue-pencilled by the authorities.
Idioms about pink
#1 Tickled pink：眉开眼笑
To be very pleased, thrilled or delighted about something
Anna was tickled pink that her fiancé had made such an effort for her birthday.
# 2 See pink elephants：喝醉，烂醉如泥
When someone sees things that are not really there, because they are in their imagination
Anyone who hears his story thinks he sees pink elephants. It’s just such a far-fetched story, and very hard to believe.
#3 Pink slip：解雇通知书
A termination notice received from a job
They gave me my pink slip last week, so I’ve got to find a new job now.
#4 In the pink of something：非常健康
Meaning in very good health
My grandmother looked ever so well when I saw her, she was in the pink of condition.
Idioms about gold
#1 A golden opportunity：千载难逢的机会
An opportunity that may never present itself again
Think carefully about what you’re going to do, this is a golden opportunity, and you don’t want to mess it up!
#2 A golden handshake：丰厚的离职金
A large sum of money that is paid to a retiring manager or director, or to a redundant worker
The company Chairman received a huge golden handshake when he retired.
#3 Golden boy：有成就的男人
The term given to a young man idolised for a great skill, usually in sport.
By many of his fans, Wayne Rooney is seen as the golden boy of his football team.