Once in a Blue Moon

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Once in a Blue Moon’ Once in a blue moon means not very often; very rarely; only once in a long period of time; practically never. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. ,2Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. ,3Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The … Read more

Black and Blue

Meaning of Idiom ‘Black and Blue’ To be black and blue means to be badly bruised and discolored. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. Usage This idiom is used as an adjective. For example, one might say, “I tripped on the stairs … Read more

Talk A Blue Streak

Also ‘talk up a blue streak’ and ‘curse a blue streak.’ Meaning of the Idiom ‘Talk a Blue Streak’ Similar to talk nineteen to the dozen or talk a mile a minute. When someone ‘talks a blue streak’ they are speaking very quickly and at length. This idiom, like other related talk idioms, also has the connotation of exhausting the … Read more

Blue Blood

Also: Blue Blooded Meaning of Idiom ‘Blue Blood’ The term blue blood refers to someone of aristocratic or noble birth. Generally used to mean someone who is a member of “high society.”  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage “Most American politicians are typical blue bloods, even the ones who claim … Read more