black and white

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - black and white

"black and white"

a very clear distinction with no complications;



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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - black and white

"black and white"

a police patrol car


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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - black and white

"black and white"



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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - black and white

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Are you going to have that report ready for tomorrow?

Colleague 2:  If all goes well and the figures I need get to me, it seems likely.

Colleague 1:  Is that a yes or a no?

Colleague 2:  Do you need a black and white answer?

Colleague 1:  Yes.

Colleague 2:  I will make sure that you have the report on time.

Colleague 1:  Thank you.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - black and white

Two colleagues are the first to enter their office building in the morning ...

Colleague 1:  Hey look! There's a broken window. I think someone broke in.

Colleague 2:  I'll call the police.

Colleague 1:  Do you think we should go in and have a look?

Colleague 2:  Absolutely not. The thief could still be in there. Let's wait for the black and white.

Sunday Fun Idiom

"black and white"

Sunday Fun Idiom - black and white

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - black and white

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Do you want to watch this movie with me?

Friend 2:  Is it one of your old black and white movies?

Friend 1:  Yes.

Friend 2:  I would rather watch something in color, thanks.

black and white - Usage:


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black and white - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for black and white.

black and white - Examples:

1)  Who saw the world in black and white and knew exactly which side they were on?

2)  Choices don't just come in black and white, but every shade of gray.

3)  Raised in black and white, saved or damned, he could not help but consider himself one ...

4)  ... paints the crisis region in black and white: Israel is good and the rest -- the Palestinians and the mullahs are bad.

5)  The world does not operate in black and white.

6)  ... truth is that the most important things in life are very hard to put in black and white, including what I've said in this post.

7)  The only problem is that Natalie sees everything in black and white. Her views border and sometimes downright cross the line of extreme.

8)  Outside Berry's scrapyard, an hour before the raid, a passing black and white found a man trying to sell a carrier bag of copper and lead that ...

9)  He pulled over when he spotted a black and white and called officer Abdullah Obaid Khamis over by beeping his horn and saying ...

10)  ... speed limit out in the country one day he had been stopped by a hidden black and white.

11)  ... that she was taken to the police station after she was stopped by a black and white near Megamall Pinang shopping complex at around 6.30am.

12)  ... of had a feel of a classic movie - even though it wasn't in black and white - and I love to watch classic movies.

13)  The immersive world of "The Jetsons" looks far more flat and unengaging in black and white.

14)  Unlike American-style comic books, Dragon Ball was largely produced in black and white.

15)  This photograph proves that rainbows looks stunning even in black and white.

16)  The text and pictures were originally in black and white; we have made everything blue on white for visual interest on a ...

17)  The evening news, then 15 minutes long and still in black and white, was anchored by Ron Cochran.

18)  ... that younger people today don't want to watch older films because they are in black and white or silent films! 

19)   There is a long tradition within street photography of working in black and white and a web search will quickly demonstrate this trend continues as strongly today.

20)  It's strange seeing this in black and white.