White as lily, lily white

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/inter-2 “Like a red rag”, question 7

In this business you cannot afford to make any mistake and must be seen to be lily .

(a) red
(b) blue
© white
(d) green

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/inter-2 “Like a red rag”, answer 7

In this business you cannot afford to make any mistake and must be seen to be lily white.

Correct answer: © white

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
In this business you cannot afford to make any mistake and must be seen to be lily green.
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lilly white? why?

Well, white is supposed to be the colour of innocence and if you are lily white (or lily-white), you are white as a lily which means you are beyond reproach, you are blameless.[YSaerTTEW443543]

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white is the color of purity and innocence. Thats why brides dresses are white :slight_smile:

Hi Nathalie,

What does lily mean?

A lily is a delicate flower, often white but in other pale colours too.

Look up lily on GOOGLE under images.

Alan

Lily flower is spelled Ly in Vietnamese.

Is this correct,
she is not guilty,she didnt do any crime,she is white or lily white.

I m lily:D

Hello,

Does “lily white” in that case mean; to be clean ? and how they shouldn’t screw up in a job ? Perhaps the phrase meant never make any sort of funny business?

Can you elaborate further? can you put it in another phrase ? Please let me have your response in this…

“His motives are lily-white.” … Meaning you can trust him.

“She pretends to be lily-white.” … Meaning she is not what she would like you to think.

“His shirt is lily-white.” Obvious meaning.

“His reputation is lily-white.” … Meaning that no-one knows or says anything bad about him.

Thank you, Kito.