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I failed my test this afternoon.  I'm ___________.

I clean my bathroom _________.

That last question really fooled me!  I felt like it came _________!

I got caught speeding by _________.

I told him he was wrong until I was _________, but he wouldn't listen!

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155 Comments on “English Idioms – ‘Blue’”

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hi alex!

Thanks for new lesson.It’s really out of the blue for me:)

Monday, July 13th 2009

    oh shit u are really adept at learning ’em!

    Friday, December 10th 2010

    yeah it s really an interesting lesson thank you so much!!!!!!!

    Tuesday, May 29th 2012

Thnk you so much, Sir.

You made those idioms very clear to me.


Tuesday, July 14th 2009

Thanks a lot, It is really useful

Tuesday, July 14th 2009

Hello! i am a new student. i want to improve my English, so i come this site and research for something that help me into speak and writh English fluenly. i very thank you that i can see this site and can get some thing free. thank you!

Thursday, July 16th 2009

I haven’t known that in English there is a lot of idioms about BLUE

Friday, July 17th 2009

    Hi Alibek
    There are quite a bit idioms about BLUE and our great teacher Alex mentioned it in this video.

    Tuesday, March 16th 2010

hi, alex
it is very helpfull.
thank you

Saturday, July 18th 2009

Hello there…….thanks for teaching n thanks for all videos. U All teachers are great n very helpful.i just want to ask u i have good command over english grammer but i m still cant speak properly i want to speak fluent english. can u give me some suggestions or tips for speaking fluent english. i’ll be very thankfull to u.
caps from India

Saturday, July 18th 2009

    Hi caps,

    Honestly, the best way to become fluent in English, aside from living in an English speaking environment, is to use it as often as possible, and to expose yourself to authentic English materials. Read English news websites and books, listen to English news, and watch English television. If you can find an English-speaking friend, that would likely be a big help as well.

    Thank you for watching.

    Saturday, September 19th 2009

      Hi Sir
      I just want to confirm what you said recently in your answer to Caps.Before I came in US I didn’t have friends I could speak English fluently with,but since I Have got into US,I speak it everywhere and I read and I listen only the programs in English.That helps me to improve my English really fast.

      Tuesday, March 16th 2010

      thanks for the valuable tips!!
      Your teaching is simple and easy to understand as well remember.

      Wednesday, March 14th 2012

Ual nice lesson!!!

Can you make more video lesson like those ???
I love to learn idioms.


Monday, July 20th 2009

    More are coming. I hope you will enjoy them. :)

    Saturday, September 19th 2009

      you were going off

      Friday, May 28th 2010

Thank you very mach for this lesson. I think it is useful for my and my family alot .

I have one question about this lesson ist any another mening for blue .

Nasser from Qatar

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009

I got 5 correct answers! It means that your explanations were good and understandable! I have some ideas about the topic for your future lesson. Can it be about some phrasal verbs and their meanings? I know that phrasal verbs take an important part in daily conversations in English and in American – English. Thank you!

Sunday, July 26th 2009

    I will keep this in mind for future lessons. Thank you for the suggestion.

    Saturday, September 19th 2009

Hi Alex.

I didn´t understand the idiom “blue in the face” very well. Thank you!.

Wednesday, August 5th 2009

    Hi Sir
    BLUE IN THE FACE means for example you talk to a person until you get tired and sick trying to convence him/her but you never succeed

    Tuesday, March 16th 2010

      congragulations Alex, l really like the way of yr teaching.by the way,in the above explanation the word should be convince instead of convence.

      Tuesday, May 10th 2011

Hello Alex, thank you for the lesson. Although I learn English already for many years I’ve never heard these expressions :)

Thursday, August 6th 2009

thanx for all the help

Saturday, August 8th 2009


Thursday, August 27th 2009

i got 100 in the quiz ,yeahhh,thanks to the teacher

Sunday, September 13th 2009

Hi Alex,

Do North American policemen wear blue uniforms?? I am just wonder.^^

Your teaching is very useful for me.

Monday, October 26th 2009

    Yes, North American police officers wear blue uniforms. I’m glad you enjoyed the lesson!

    Wednesday, October 28th 2009

Nice lesson!

Friday, November 20th 2009

hello alex

Thank you for your explanation i learned a lot. Your teaching is very well and clear to me. I have a request. Can you please explain to me how to used the word does can you give some example. Thank you and more power to Engvid.

Saturday, November 21st 2009

i really enjoy ur lessens ..
ur way of teaching is very nice ..u make it easy and well understood ..
thanks a lot :)

Friday, January 22nd 2010

hi,thanks for your all help.best wishes for you.

Saturday, March 6th 2010

Alex thank you for your lesson.

Wednesday, March 10th 2010

Thank you Sir a lot,your lessons are extremely clear as a belt.

Tuesday, March 16th 2010

Hello, this lesson was very interesting for me, Thanks very much.

I wanto to learn more idioms.

Saturday, March 27th 2010

Thank you …
This is the first time I hear about blue, but I want ask about some Idioms I couldn’t understand it It’s ( do’s – don’ts ) this idioms are written in my book … Can you explane it for me pleas ??

Monday, May 3rd 2010

thank you so much help me for my engli

Saturday, May 8th 2010

hi alex thanx alot if u dont mind can u tech about using of “LET” plz GOD BLESS U…..

Sunday, May 9th 2010

not easy !! sorry

Saturday, May 15th 2010

    It’s v easy.Don’t feel blue

    Friday, May 13th 2011

Thank you very much for teaching us、Mr.Alex.I could understand.you know now I am really enjoy learning english!!
All the best from japan

Tuesday, May 25th 2010

Hi.. thank’s Mr Alex
realy … you help me, You and the other teachers
please what this phrase mean “I get shot right through into a bolt of blue” << in the song but in the lyrics "I feel shot right through with a bolt of blue"
i mean, what the word blue mean in this phrase
thank you in advance

Saturday, May 29th 2010

hi Alex
his style to teach English is very pretty, your lessons are going to help me GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!

Saturday, May 29th 2010

YEHA I totaly undertood this lesson,,,,,,,,

thanks Alex

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010

Fantastic , i like your lessons ^_^

Thursday, June 3rd 2010

firstly I thank to you for interpreting evry point in the english language. I took many lessons in inglish coaching centers and i wrote toefle and gre( write now i am a graduate student in US), but still I couldn’t speak fluently. Really i tried always but still i am shy to speak with americans and with my professor. plaese suggest how to overcome with this problem. And now i am practiceing for TSC. but I don’t know how to get on from that exame. your advise is very helpful to me.

Friday, June 4th 2010

I must say that this lesson is out of the blue, or the boys in blue will clutch me.

Friday, July 9th 2010

This site is really help me improving my English skill. I love your teaching.
Thank you so much.

Saturday, July 10th 2010

thanks sir

Thursday, July 22nd 2010

Hi Alex!
u r really doing superb….. God bless u dude

Sunday, August 1st 2010

hi Alex. i have seen your session of lecture………it really very helpful…..please upload more video………on tense……and their forms.

Tuesday, August 31st 2010

I’m lucky to find out this web. Ur lesson r great! Thanks a lot ^^

Monday, September 6th 2010

Hi Alex I have been studying english for two years ,and never seen this expression I’m feeling blue, congratulations I’m gratefull for your explanations ,I’m fan of your topic thanks a lot

Thursday, September 23rd 2010

Never know before it is very interesting!!

Friday, September 24th 2010

Hi alex!

great lesson!!!! thank you so much! I have a question what does blue books mean?
thanks you in advance

Friday, September 24th 2010

Graet lesson .Keep on Alex .

Wednesday, September 29th 2010

thank you very much i deeply appreciate your help god bless you thanks

Friday, October 1st 2010

Good Job!

Monday, October 18th 2010

Thank u sir for this lesson..
After watching this i was not at all feeling blue for English language…

Tuesday, November 9th 2010

Very useful but need some more quiz

Sunday, November 21st 2010

The idioms are always interesting and sometimes difficult to retain. Thanks Alex.

Wednesday, December 1st 2010

i realy love the lesson.thanks so much

Thursday, December 2nd 2010

good…! cleary

Friday, December 10th 2010

    Thanks for encouraging us this is very well for all the listeners and for the learners.

    Saturday, June 25th 2011

Thanks alot alex,u deserve more than teacher, how u persuaded and differentiate the things.
i can say i feel better,better thanks again.

Friday, December 10th 2010

hi alex, it was really great to be your student. because of you, there is a marked improvement in my writing.thank you so much..

Sunday, December 26th 2010


Thursday, February 3rd 2011

hello,all the lessons i have read are awesome and they really helped me a lot. It’s really out of blue for me

Saturday, February 26th 2011

Next I like to watch idioms on different colours

Saturday, March 5th 2011

ow my test score is the best one because of the teacher

Sunday, March 6th 2011

excellent explanation Alex…

Sunday, March 6th 2011

i liked so much alex

Tuesday, March 8th 2011

Dear,Alex thank you for all your lessons.

Friday, March 11th 2011

hi alex, i liked this lesson

Sunday, March 27th 2011

hi alex, i liked this lesson

Sunday, March 27th 2011

its so smart this.

Sunday, March 27th 2011

good good!!

Sunday, March 27th 2011

Hi Alex. Thanks a lot for your lessons. I’m doing my MA thesis on idioms. I’m using the idioms you and your colleagues teach because I find them common and useful but wanted to know your opinion as a native speaker. Do you think that these idioms are the most frequently used ones?Do you have any frequency list?

Sunday, May 1st 2011

you’re the best teacher.. congratulations..!!!
I understood everything..

Sunday, May 15th 2011

Dear sir

Thank you for the lesson. You are wonderful teacher.

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

Sir Alex,
I think you are great teacher – your spelling vocabulary and simple explanation makes you work excellent!
I think that is serious problem when we talk for a phrases (like individual) or phrases verbs. That is another level of difficult for the learners after there improve of the standard rules, exercises and tests. Or this situations began to appear and when we started to try to watch or listen real English speech!
Am I right?
Good lucky!

Thursday, May 26th 2011

Thank you so much Mr.Alex it was really helpful, to be honest some of them I didn’t have any idea what they ment thanks alot .

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

Thank you very much for your an excellent lesson.
I hope you will give us more about idioms ,as I believe the languages(are idioms).

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

Thanks,for the great videos for learners and this is very well job from all the team of engvid and this is main part of leaning.

Saturday, June 25th 2011

Hi Sir Alex, I enjoy and learn every time I watch your videos.
And I am hoping that you could help me in improving my grammar and vocabulary.
What do you think is the right modal that I supposedly used?
Do you think Sir my grammar is correct?

Saturday, June 25th 2011

these questions or examples are whatever you say.they’re really useful after the lesson.
thank alex.
keep up ;)

Monday, June 27th 2011

Hi Alex!
I didn’t have any idea what they ment.
But, now I do.
Thank You.

Saturday, July 2nd 2011

I was sroeisuly at DefCon 5 until I saw this post.

Friday, July 8th 2011

Hi Alex!
I understood clearly idioms.
Thank you very much for this less

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

thank you very much my teacher. you are great.and ı say everybody please keep touch for english then write inter us. what are you think ?

Tuesday, July 26th 2011

hi alex
thanks for this lesson

Sunday, July 31st 2011

hey alex! I don’t get that part. please can you make it clear for me .I want to get more explanation for the word blue .But you steal did a good job . thank you for your patient

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011

Hello alx.thanks for teaching n thanks for all videos

Friday, August 12th 2011

thanks Alex

Sunday, August 21st 2011

I really appreciate your classes but sometimes the voice it’s not clear. The echo it’s the cause.

Tuesday, August 30th 2011

Good teacher,

Wednesday, August 31st 2011

Thank you, Alex! I’m feeling blue without your wonderful lessons. And I try to listen these lessons until I’m blue in the face!))It’s truth!!!)

Saturday, September 24th 2011


Thursday, October 27th 2011

thank u so much ,i like your lessons

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

thanks very much teacher alex.

Saturday, November 19th 2011

Hi Alex,
First of all i would like to thanks engvid.com that they discovered you and this lesson really you tought in good style.thanks alot.

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

Hi Alex.Your lessons are very good.When I watch them I am very amazed learning new informations.I have a request for you.Can you make english lesson about signals of all tenses?If you can I will wait.See you again bye

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

Thanx very much :) These video lessons really help me

Thursday, January 12th 2012

i loved the lesson!

Thursday, January 19th 2012


Thursday, February 2nd 2012


Sunday, February 5th 2012

Tanks Alex but this lesson not easy for me and what about anather color.

Friday, February 24th 2012

Oh thank you very much!!! At last I’ve found out the meanings of these idioms!!! It’s very useful lesson!!!

Wednesday, March 7th 2012

Thank you!

Thursday, April 5th 2012

Hi, Alex!
Thanks for this lesson.
I really didn’t know that have a lot of phrases using blue color.

Thursday, April 5th 2012

thanx Alex,
very nice lesson.
hope for more in future…!!111

Monday, April 23rd 2012

Thanks a lot, this lesson is very interesting and useful, so would you like to explain again the mean of ” blue in the face ” I don’t seize all the mean of this one. If you have more examples, I will really happy to get them. Many thanks

Thursday, May 3rd 2012

Thank you, this leson is very useful. I have a question, what people mean when they say “feeling green, feeling yellow, feeling gray…”. Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, May 9th 2012

Thank you very much. It is very useful site.

Monday, June 18th 2012

Thank u The idioms are very useful. Everyone can “show off” using tham in the right time

Sunday, July 29th 2012

keep moving forward !!
i will keep learning English !!!
thank you so much for your help ^^
have a good day
love ya
From Vietnam

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

salam Alex ,i like this lesson
thank you

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

i am feeling blue right now.

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

out of the blue for me

Thursday, September 6th 2012

What an interesting lesson! Many thanks to you, Alex.

Monday, September 10th 2012

that was outstanding!i wish u could add up some more useful lessons so we get to know more about English language! we r grateful :D

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

hi Alex
u are doing great. just go on man.
we all appreciate that.

Sunday, October 14th 2012

great job !!!

Thursday, November 1st 2012

hi, Teacher Alex this is a good way to learn idiom for me. thank you so much.

Saturday, December 8th 2012

Nice lesson :-)

Sunday, December 9th 2012


Tuesday, February 12th 2013

Alex! Please make more videos …………… It seems that everyone likes your videos very much and hopes you’ll make more ……and more….. Thanks.

Thursday, February 14th 2013

Hi Alex, how are you? I missed your tipical “thanks for clicking in this lesson” :-)

Monday, April 1st 2013

Thank you Alex
My Megards :D

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013

i think the expressions are important to speak English. that’s way thanks just for this lesson.

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013

thank you Alex

Friday, April 5th 2013

thanx for the lesson Alex thatz pretty thrilling! :)

Friday, June 7th 2013

Nice lesson! Thank you Alex!

Friday, August 23rd 2013

Thanks a lot Alex.I would say that I clean my bathroom once in the a blue moon too. ^^

Friday, September 13th 2013

Thanks a lot Alex!

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

I didn’t understand what blue in the face means, can someone help me please?

Sunday, May 4th 2014

Thank you.

Monday, May 12th 2014

The idioms are very useful, thanks for the lesson!!

Saturday, July 12th 2014

Thanks a lot. I really reflect over before doing the exercice.

Friday, January 9th 2015


Sunday, May 10th 2015

That was a great lesson. You are great Alex.

Thursday, May 14th 2015

May ALLAH bless you Mr Alex

Saturday, August 15th 2015

thanks Mr.Alex

Monday, August 24th 2015

Wonderful lesson! Thank you.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

5/5! Thanks Alex! You make it so easy!

Friday, November 13th 2015

5/5 very easy, thank you

Saturday, January 16th 2016

Hi Alex,
You lesson are very cool. But I want to ask you a question, when do we use the and when do we use a. I’m very happy if you can give me some tips. Thank you

Thursday, February 25th 2016

Thanks alot Alex, you are wonderful.

Monday, February 29th 2016

5/5 Thanks

Tuesday, December 5th 2017

Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, February 7th 2018


Monday, February 19th 2018

hi! can you give important list of idoms.it’s help me.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018

I visit my grandmother in Depok once in a blue moon.

Thursday, May 16th 2019

Thank you Mr. Alex for an interesting lesson.

Saturday, December 28th 2019

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