Once in a Blue Moon – Meaning With Sentence Examples



Learning a number of English idioms can make your English sound more natural and conversational. Idioms also add colour to your language and help you to be more fluent.

In this video we examine the common idiom: “ONCE in a BLUE MOON Idiom Definition (3 Illustrated Examples)”

Here is a transcript of the video:

Slide 1:
ONCE in a BLUE MOON Idiom Definition

Slide 2:
Definition of:
once in a blue moon

not very often, rarely

Before we look at some illustrated sentence examples, a quick reminder . . .

Slide 3:
Click the subscribe button
the Bell icon

Slide 4:
The picture shows a man using an exercise bike his home gym.

Sentence example: He bought an exercise bike full of good intentions but now only uses it once in a blue moon.

In other words, when he bought the exercise bike he was feeling motivated to do regular exercise, but after a while he got out of routine and now rarely uses this equipment.

Slide 5:
The picture shows a woman in an evening dress holding a glass of champagne.

Sentence example: It’s once in a blue moon you will see her drinking alcohol, usually only on a special occasion.

In other words, she rarely drinks alcohol, reserving it for celebrations or special occasions.

Slide 6:
The picture shows a man deep in thought, outside a building in London.

Sentence example: After he relocated to London, he only got to see his family once in a blue moon.

In other words, after he moved to London he was some distance from his family and never had the opportunity to see them very often.

Slide 7:
So the next time you want to say that something doesn’t happen very often, or rarely, add emphasis and interest to your English conversation by using the idiom:
“once in a blue moon”

Slide 8:
Has this video helped you? LIKE | SHARE | COMMENT NOW!

Slide 9:
Build A Powerful English Vocabulary with my FREE course on Udemy.
Go to: http://goodenglish.online

If you are interested in Once in a Blue Moon Meaning, be sure to check another common idiom:
BEAT AROUND THE BUSH – Meaning & Sentence Examples

Image Credits

Slide 4 – exercise bike
Royalty Free
Free Stock photos by Vecteezy

Slide 5 – woman with glass
Creative Commons

Slide 6 – London
Creative Commons

Regarding the use of illustrations and photographs used in this video:

Creative Commons Attribution Licence
Others are allowed to copy, distribute, display, and perform copyrighted work – and derivative works based upon it if they give credit to the creator or source. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode

Royalty Free
The image may be used for almost any business, personal, educational or charitable purpose as long as a credit is published to the creator of the image.