“Close but no cigar” seems to have its origins in US fairgrounds from the early 1900s. Apparently parents were earning cigars as prizes for knocking over a 1000 pound steel-filled bowling pin with a feather, or the like. The fairground hawkers would cry out, “Close- but no cigar!” to the multitude who wasted their money and effort. Now it’s kids who get the prizes and it costs much more than a nickel a game.
This Color Your World challenge is supposed to depict red violet, but as they say….