Posted by Henry on March 07, 2003
In Reply to: Color Me... posted by S. on March 07, 2003
It was being used as long ago as
From the song Calgary written by Ian and Sylvia of Great Speckled Bird;
Color that jet plane going,
Color me gone.
Presumably it comes from the instructions
in a children's colouring book and means to give an appropriate colour or description
to something or someone.
It may have a literal association with "to show one's true colours."