Idiom of the Week: Once in a Blue Moon

Meaning: Very rarely.


His apartment is always filthy. He cleans it once in a blue moon.

I’m trying to save money, so I only go out to eat at a restaurant once in a blue moon.

A: “How often do you go back to your hometown?”   B: “Once in a blue moon.”

Pop Quiz:

Somebody says, “I cook once in a blue moon.” What do they mean?

A.  They cook once a week.

B.  They cook once a month.

C.  They cook once a year.

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The correct answer is C. Once in a blue moon means very rarely, so C is the best answer.

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