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Colorful Idioms

What colorful idioms (common phrases) are being described?
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First submittedDecember 4, 2013
Last updatedNovember 1, 2018
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Someone from a noble, wealthy or aristocratic family
blue blood
To extort someone using a threat
blackmail
Signal to start or continue doing something
green light
Surprising; without warning
out of the blue
Notice of termination from your employer
pink slip
Bureaucratic overhead that halts or delays work
red tape
To be pleased or delighted by something; giddy
tickled pink
A small fib
white lie
In debt; owing money; unprofitable
in the red
A symbol of surrender
white flag
Where movies are shown
silver screen
A skilled gardener has this digit
green thumb
The perfect chance to do something
golden opportunity
Roll this out for royalty, or someone you want to treat like royalty
red carpet
Physical indication of a stressful or terrifying situation
white knuckle
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level 50
Mar 12, 2014
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level 28
May 10, 2014
white as a ghost also works for the last one
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level 50
May 29, 2014
I'm okay with "white as a ghost". I've added that as an option for the final answer. Thanks, waiting4. Hope you enjoyed it!
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level 52
Oct 19, 2018
white as a sheet is one i have heard, too
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level 65
Jun 30, 2015
In the UK we say green fingers rather than thumb.
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level 52
Oct 19, 2018
unless you are like me... i have a black thumb/fingers.... plants die on my watch....