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once in a blue moon

once in a blue moon

Date: Apr 30 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture, Romance


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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Once in a blue moon, someone like you comes along.”

Singer Van Morrison, talking about finding someone special. (BrainyQuote)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do something very rarely; something that does not happen often

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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When playing golf, the best possible shot is called a hole-in-one. This happens when a player’s first shot goes into the hole. Getting a hole-in-one is very hard to do. Even most professional golfers never get one. Making a hole-in-one only happens once in a blue moon.

Once in a blue moon doesn’t mean a specific amount of time. It just means something that does not happen very often. For example, if you have cousins who live in a different country, you probably only see them at big events like weddings or funerals. You could say you only see them once in a blue moon. Or, if you like skiing, but have only done it a few times in your life, you might say that you go skiing once in a blue moon.

Van Morrison thinks that a special friend is hard to find. He says he or she might only come around once in a blue moon. You should hold on to them or they might slip away!

Can you think of something you like to do, or someone you like to see who only comes around once in a blue moon?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“My husband doesn’t like dancing. He only does it once in a blue moon.”

“Once in a blue moon I like to stay in my house and watch movies all day.”

“Jane is a vegetarian, but once in a blue moon she eats fish.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

bkmiller69 once in a life time
by bkmiller69Super Member!
aijaciba Very rarely, almost never.
by aijaciba
julito1 very rarely in one´s life
by julito1

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I always too lazy to go exercise, only do it once in a blue moon.

11:57 AM Apr 30 2015 |




In my country the equivalent  to Once in a  Blue  Moon  is” cada muerte de obispo , each time a bishop dies”   

09:50 AM Apr 30 2015 |

Naveen Singh Shahi


I played with my childhood friends once in a blue moon. I want grow up once again. 

06:27 AM Apr 30 2015 |



Sri Lanka

When I was young, I preferred to study my books once in a blue moon. Of course, I had no such luck. My father made me study every day. 




I only eat mutton once in a blue moon.

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