Definition of purple patch in English:

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purple patch


1 informal, chiefly British A run of success or good luck.
Example sentences
  • Substitute Michelle Doyle made an immediate impact, striking over twice, while wing forward Grainne Nulty hit a purple patch with a quarter-hour remaining, volleying over three points in four minutes.
  • Dale then hit a purple patch, playing with extraordinary verve to win six of the next seven frames to level the match at 7-7.
  • Another three bogeys quickly followed, but then, as the rain and wind promised to relent, he hit a purple patch of two pars before returning to the order of the day.
2 another term for purple passage.

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Syllabification: pur·ple patch

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