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purple state

In U.S. general elections, a state that votes in roughly equal proportion for candidates of both the Democratic and Republican Parties. Primarily heard in US. Whoever is going to win the election will have to focus their power on swinging the purple states of the country in their favor.
See also: purple, state

born in the purple

Born into royalty. Purple is a color traditionally associated with royalty. Did you see pictures of the latest addition to the royal family? What a sweet little princess born in the purple!
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born to the purple

Born into royalty. Purple is a color traditionally associated with royalty. Did you see pictures of the latest addition to the royal family? What a sweet little princess born to the purple!
See also: born, purple

purple patch

1. A section of writing that is showy and extravagant and often stands out in contrast to the rest of the writing in a piece. I don't want to see a single purple patch in these research papers, class. Focus on communicating the facts!
2. A period marked by much success or good luck. Primarily heard in UK. After falling behind early, the team hit a purple patch and scored three quick goals to tie the game. We had few lean years, but our business is finally in a purple patch now, thank goodness.
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purple prose

Writing that is full of flowery or excessively elaborate language. My early romance novels were nothing but purple prose—very embarrassing to read now.
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purple kush

A particular strain of marijuana consisting of 100% indica, noted for its purple color. Police busted him for carrying nearly 10 pounds of purple kush in the trunk of his car. I just got some purple kush—want to toke up with me?
See also: purple

born in (or to) the purple

born into a reigning family or privileged class.
In ancient times, purple garments were worn only by royal and imperial families because of the rarity and costliness of the dye. Born in the purple (rather than to ) may have specific reference to the fact that Byzantine empresses gave birth in a room in the palace at Constantinople whose walls were lined with the purple stone porphyry. The title ‘the Porphyrogenitos’ or ‘Porphyrogenita’ was used for a prince or princess born in this room.
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a purple patch

an ornate or elaborate passage in a literary composition.
This term is a translation of Latin purpureus pannus , and comes from the Roman poet Horace's Ars Poetica: ‘Works of serious purpose and grand promises often have a purple patch or two stitched on, to shine far and wide’.
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purple kush

n. marijuana. He’s high on purple kush.
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He was once a king, named Picus, and a pretty good sort of a king, too, only rather too proud of his purple robe, and his crown, and the golden chain about his neck; so he was forced to take the shape of a gaudy-feathered bird.
It was the purple bird, who, all this while, had been sitting over their heads, watching what was going forward, and hoping that Ulysses would remember how he had done his utmost to keep him and his followers out of harm's way.
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GPAC") (NASDAQ: GPAC, GPACU, GPACW) and Purple Innovation, LLC ("Purple") have announced that they have amended their definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Purple will become a subsidiary of GPAC, the companies said.
Under the terms of the LOI, GPAC and Purple intend to enter into a definitive agreement, pursuant to which GPAC would acquire Purple based on an enterprise value of USD 1.
The guys behind Honest Mattress Reviews revoked their endorsement of Purple mattresses after learning about the powder.
Many Purple Heart medals are lost and stolen from the original recipient or their family members, said Senator Perdue.
Studies show that anthocyanin-rich purple fruits and vegetables--including those on our list (see Purple Produce Power)--have numerous health benefits.
The 148 samples of this study are collected from the purple clay pots in China (Yixing) Purple Clay Museum, Nanjing Museum, Yixing Purple Clay Craft Factory Museum, Wuxi Museum and the literatures in Wuxi Library, their time span are from 1630s to the early 21st century, and they are representative of and, on the whole, cover the development processes of the purple clay pots with upper handle.
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BIRMINGHAM-based chocolate giant Cadbury insisted it was not trying to trademark "50 shades" of purple after coming under fire from a Church of England bishop over rights to use the colour.
Purple reigns in the colour palette of the season and with so many different tones to choose from, there really is one to suit everyone.