Once in a Blue Moon

Welcome to English in a minute where we teach you all about idioms in American English.Have you ever heard the American English idiom…Once in a blue moon.It doesn’t mean that the moon is blue.So let’s listen to this American English conversation to find out how it is used:Where did you say your brother lives? He lives all the way in Minnesota,so I never get to see him.I only get to see him once in a blue moon.Once in a blue moon is a common way of saying that something does not happen often.But what is a blue moon? We typically see a full moon once a month.And seeing two full moons in the same month is rare.The second full moon in a particular month is called a blue moon.Once in a blue moon is an informal phrase.And that’s English in a minute.

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