Out of the blue to catch someone red-handed in the red red tape
to have green fingers green with envy a black sheep once in a blue moon
to give the green light to to see life through rose-colored spectacles a red-letter day
to see red a red herring a black leg a white -collar job
a white elephant a white lie
Put each of the above idioms in its correct place in the sentences below :
1.I must remind you that this is a non-smoking office. I suspect that some of you have been smoking. If I happen ______________ I am afraid it will mean dismissal.
2.To import firearms into Britain you will have to fill in a lot of forms. There is a lot of ________________
3.If you want to be a successful gardener, of course you´ve got _______________________
4.The rest of my family were respectable , honest people but he was always in trouble. I am afraid he was ________________
5.When I saw him in a new sports car , I was _________________________
6.Tourists often go to the British Museum but most Londoners only go ___________________________
7.The firm is _____________________. It owes a lot of money.
8.I had lost touch with Jack , and then one night he arrived at my flat right ____________________. What a surprise!
9. Bill carried on working when his fellow -workers went on strike.He was very unpopular and they called him ________________
10.He said he didn´t want to have ________________ and sit in an office all day.
11.She loves animals and tends __________________ when she sees one being badly treated.
12.He told _________________ to avoid hurting his wife´s feelings.
13. That horrible painting Uncle Jack gave us is _______________________. What can be do with it ?
14. Be realistic ! You can´t go through life looking at the world through _________________________
15.That day was a memorable one for me. It was __________________.I ´ll never forget it.
16.In class pupils sometimes introduce ________________ to distract the teacher from his subject.
17.The government has finally decided ______________________________________ the building of a tunnel.