Once in a Blue Moon

Nicole H. Newcomer Information

In today’s English Idioms for Newcomers, let’s take a look at this expression: “once in a blue moon.”

What does “once in a blue moon” mean?

“Once in a blue moon” means:

  • Rarely


  • He only buys me flowers once in a blue moon.
  • She doesn’t get angry often; it only happens once in a blue moon.

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