The Alternative Portuguese Dictionary: cor de burro quando foge

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Entry definition

cor de burro quando foge {{was fwotd}} Alternative forms: cor-de-burro-quando-foge, côr de burro quando foge (obsolete) etymology Literally: colour of a donkey when it flees. pronunciation
  • (Brazil) /ˈkoɾ d͡ʒi ˈbu.ʁu ˈkwɐ̃.du ˈfɔ.ʒi/
  • (Portugal) /ˈkoɾ ðɨ ˈβu.ʁu ˈkwɐ̃.du ˈfɔ.ʒɨ/
noun: {{pt-noun}}
  1. (humorous) an indistinct or nameless colour
    • 1999, Fernando Jorge, A Academia do Fardão e da Confusão: a Academia Brasileira de Letras e os seus “imortais” mortais, Geração Editorial, page 144: Além disso, pelo fato de ser bem vaidoso, ele pintava os cabelos com uma tinta meio suspeita, a qual lhes deu uma cor estranha. Cor de burro quando foge. Besides, due to the fact that he was very vain, he dyed his hair with a somewhat suspicious dye, which gave it a strange colour. A nameless colour.
adjective: {{pt-adj}}
  1. (humorous) having an indistinct or nameless colour

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