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02 / 02 / 2009

COLOUR EXPRESSIONS-RED: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

This week we are going to look at some typical English expressions that use colours in them.

Today's first expression is: to be in the red (informal)

Meaning: to owe money to your bank because you have spent more than you have in your account.

Example 1:
Due to the recent crisis, many companies are in the red.

Today's second expression is: to see red (informal)

Meaning: to become very angry or annoyed.

Example 2:
When she realised that her boyfriend had been sleeping with her best friend, she began to see red.

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