Pitch Dark

Also: Pitch black Black as pitch Pitch darkness Pitch blackness Black as coal (rare) Meaning of Idiom ‘Pitch Dark’ All variations are more commonly used to describe darkness. Examples Of Use “I didn’t like camping. Being from the city, I found it hard to sleep in the pitch dark woods.” “The cloud cover made the night … Read more

In the Dark

Meaning of Idiom In the Dark: 1. To be uninformed or unknowledgeable about something or someone. 2. In secret, hidden. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage Other than “to be in the dark” this idiom has several standard phrasal variations … Read more

Dark Horse

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dark Horse’ A dark horse is a person, in regards to a certain field, sport, political race etc., whose experience and abilities are unknown but who could unexpectedly win or achieve success over others; an unknown and unexpected winner of a race or other contest. Examples Of Use “Having never won a race, she … Read more