Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Colorful Idioms

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Jientje at Heaven is in Belgium, hosts A Thousand Words In Idioms

Here are two colorful idioms

Red Tape

the filling out of seemingly unnecessary paperwork, obtaining of unnecessary licenses, having multiple people or committees approve a decision and various low-level rules that make conducting one's affairs slower, more difficult, or both.

Seeing Red

to become very angry When he laughed in my face, I just saw red.

6 comments:

Barbara H. said...

Oh, those are great ones. Unfortunately, I have experienced both. Great work!

Jientje said...

Heehee, well done!!! I love how creative everyone is with this!!

Carleen said...

Oh, the joys associated with the color red! Love the red tape -- anyone who has ever had to fill out paperwork for a government agency, probably anywhere in the world, will know this one!

Gattina said...

I often see red when people behave badly ! lol !

Thom said...

Well done my friend. I love these idioms :)

Melli said...

GOOD JOB! And guess what? (speaking of red tape and seeing red)... I was only IN the DMV for about 3 minutes today! It was LOVELY!