In English you have

  • red tape (bureaucracy)
  • the green light (the go-ahead)
  • a blueprint (a plan)

You are also

  • white as a sheet
  • brown as a berry (I don’t know what kind of berry!)
  • blue from the cold
  • green with envy
  • yellow if you are a coward
  • green thumb (means you are good at growing plants)
  • down in black and white
  • blacklisted
  • in the red (in debt)
  • in the black (in profit)
  • seeing red (angry)

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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