purple patch

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Noun[edit]

purple patch (plural purple patches)

  1. A period of excellent performance, where nearly everything seems to go right, work properly, and contrasting with a more general lower level of performance.
    The England team hit a purple patch just after half-time, where they scored 3 goals in 10 minutes, but in the end they were lucky to escape with a 3-3 draw.
  2. An ornate or elaborate section of a written work, a patch of purple prose