purple patch


Definition of purple patch

British, informal

  1. :  a period of good luck or success The team enjoyed a purple patch in the first half.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  regal, imperial

    :  of the color purple

    :  highly rhetorical :  ornate

  1. :  cloth dyed purple

    :  a garment of such color

    :  a purple robe worn as an emblem of rank or authority

  1. :  to make purple

    :  to become purple

  1. :  a piece of material used to mend or cover a hole or a weak spot

    :  a tiny piece of black silk or court plaster worn on the face or neck especially by women to hide a blemish or to heighten beauty

    :  a piece of material (such as adhesive plaster) used medically usually to cover a wound

  1. :  to mend, cover, or fill up a hole or weak spot in

    :  to provide with a patch

    :  to make of patches or fragments

  1. :  fool, dolt

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a trip made at another's expense

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