Meaning: genuine; real.
Example 1: The Google says, “We gives priority to the bona fide content and text on a website.”
Example 2: The new immigration policy is implemented so blindly that it sometimes leads to rejection of bona fide political refugees.
as bold as brass
Meaning: shameless, audacious, impudent.
Example: She was not invited to the wedding and yet she showed up at the function, as bold as brass.
have the (or feel) blues
Meaning: feel depressed or sad.
Example: After seeing my family house in such a terrible condition, I had the blues for weeks.
Meaning: descent from nobility, aristocrat.
Example: She often tell her friends that she has blue blood flowing through her veins.
in cold blood
Meaning: in a planned way and without pity or other emotion.
Example: One young lady was shot dead in cold blood inside the premises of shopping complex.
a wet blanket
Meaning: person who spoils other people’s fun.
Example: She was indisposed so she decided to skip the party, not wanting to be a wet blanket on such a happy occasion.
bird of passage
Meaning: a transient, one who is here today and gone tomorrow.
Example: She moves out nearly every year; she’s a true bird of passage.
between you and me
Meaning: in confidence.
Example: I tell you something, just between you and me, I don’t think her painting deserve the first prize.
give a wide berth
Meaning: avoid somebody; keep away from somebody.
Example: He has fallen out with her adviser and has been giving her a wide berth for a couple of months.
turn back on
Meaning: choose not to speak to; have no further contact with; ignoring near one’s.
Example: Now that she holds an important position, she seems to have turned his back on her close and childhood friends.