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Online ESL Idioms
An online collection of common English idioms.






- BLACK AND BLUE -

If someone is covered with bruises they are said to be black and blue. This phrase is used to symbolize someone being bruised up even if they were not physically bruised up. For example:

if an investor lost a lot of money in the stock market, he might say "the market left me black and blue today."








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