(as) white as a sheet

  • 2015.10.16

This idiom describes someone who has become pale with fear, shock, or illness. The phrase describes the appearance of a person whose blood has drained from their face.
For example:
“My face went white as a sheet when I saw the bear running towards me.”(fear)
“The lightning surprised me so much I turned white as a sheet.”(shock)
“When I went to see my friend in the hospital he was as white as a sheet.”(illness)