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Idioms

once in a blue moon

once in a blue moon

Meaning

  • very rarely
  • once after a long time
  • something that happens very seldom
  • on rare occasions
  • almost never

Example Sentences

  1. The earthquakes hits once in a blue moon in this part of the earth, we never felt it.
  2. I don’t know why she bought that music system – she use it once in a blue moon.
  3. “I think my grandson doesn’t loves me anymore, he comes to see me only once in a blue moon.”
  4. My Dad is working in Scotland and he visit home once in a blue moon since couple of years.
  5. Though, I trust in God very much, but I visit that famous temple only once in a blue moon.

Origin

This idiomatic phrase is derived from “blue moon” as it comes once in a month and mostly people still miss or ignore it. And hardly remember when they have seen the full or blue moon.

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10 Comments

  • Expression: Shailendra writes on 25 March, 2017

    I play online games like once in a blue moon.

  • Expression: Jharna writes on 18 March, 2017

    Very nice answers and comments about this.

  • Expression: Shanthi writes on 16 February, 2017

    I think about future once in a blue moon.

  • Expression: Muniasamy Samy writes on 12 February, 2017

    Nice, add more idioms.

  • Expression: Sandy writes on 25 January, 2017

    I watch SRK Khan’s movie once in a blue moon.

  • Expression: Rich writes on 19 December, 2016

    I upload videos on YouTube, not very often but once in a blue moon. I found this video on YouTube about this phrase, its usage and origin…

  • Expression: Axel writes on 28 November, 2016

    Nice

  • Expression: Sharon writes on 5 November, 2015

    Once in a blue moon i go to the movie theater

    • Expression: Wawa Khan writes on 26 May, 2016

      Oh thank you.

    • Expression: Axel writes on 28 November, 2016

      That is a cool one great job.

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