15 expressões engraçadas em inglês

15 expressões engraçadas em inglês


A horse of a different colour

Sentido: Uma situação diferente daquela que você imaginou a princípio.

Exemplo: I thought that she was his sister, but she turned out to be his girlfriend. That’s a horse of a different colour.


With flying colours

Sentido: com distinção, tremendo sucesso.

Exemplo: Paul passed that test with flying colours.


Show true colours

Sentido: mostrar-se como verdadeiramente é.

Exemplo: She really showed her true colours, when she started screaming at Stephen at the restaurant.


Black sheep

Sentido: o mau exemplo.

Exemplo: Celia is the black sheep of the class. She tries to cheat on every test.


Catch someone red-handed

Sentido: pegar alguém em flagrante.

Exemplo: Bob was trying to look through Erin’s phone, but she caught him red-handed.


Once in a blue moon

Sentido: Raramente.

Exemplo:  Do you go out a lot? Once in a blue moon.


Out of the blue

Sentido: Ocorrência inesperada.

Exemplo: I haven’t seen her in years and last week I bumped into her out of the blue.


Have the blues

Sentido: Sentir-se triste ou deprimido.

Exemplo: I always have the blues when summer ends.


In the dark

Sentido: Não saber de algo.

Exemplo: I’m always in the dark about family plans. I hate that.


The green light

Sentido: Permissão.

Exemplo: My boss gave be the green light to continue with the project.


Have a green thumb

Sentido: ser bom com plantas, jardinagem.

Exemplo: I wish I had a green thumb like my mom. Her garden looks beautiful.


Red eye

Sentido: Voos aéreos que decolam após a meia-noite.

Exemplo: Sue had to catch the red eye in order to be in San Francisco in the morning.


See red

Sentido: estar muito nervoso.

Exemplo: After my fight with Michael, I see red every time I run into him.


White lie

Sentido: uma mentira inofensiva, dita para não ferir os sentimentos de alguém.

Exemplo: At times it’s better to tell a white lie rather than make someone sad.


Grey area

Sentido: quando não há opção claramente certa ou errada.

Exemplo: Downloading movies from the internet is still a grey area.

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