Do You Have the Blues? Vocabulary Practice

Posted on Feb 28 2015 - 11:00am by PopESL

Anna Wintour, Vogue, ESL, English as Second Language, Winter, Blues, English

Winter blues doesn’t mean this Wintour. Anna Wintour doesn’t give us the blues. She gives us amazing style.

It’s still cold and wintry in most of North America.  And we aren’t talking about this Wintour. It’s the time of year when most of us have a case of the blues. Do you have the winter blues? The blues are a feeling of sadness, depression and low energy about something. The winter blues are a feeling of sadness because it is so darn cold outside! Come on, spring! Until then, stay bundled up and drink lots of hot chocolate!

“The blues” is just one expression or idiom using the color word blue.

Fill in the correct blue idiom with it’s meaning. Choose from this list:

A bolt of blue

Out of blue

Black and blue

Baby blues

Blue blood

Blue in the face

Once in a blue moon

Talk a blue streak

Boys in blue

Blue collar

bruised or beaten
blue eyes
sudden bad news
term to describe a factory worker or laborer
term to describe something that happens very rarely
someone born into royalty
at the point of extreme frustration or exasperation
to talk very fast or a lot

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