bolt out of the blue
see bolt from the blue

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bolt out of the blue — noun A complete surprise; something totally unexpected …   Wiktionary

  • (a) bolt out of the blue — a bolt from/out of/the blue phrase something that surprises you very much because you were not expecting it to happen It was a bolt out of the blue when Alan resigned. Thesaurus: surprises and shocking eventssynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • a bolt out of the blue — ► a bolt from (or out of) the blue a sudden and unexpected event. Main Entry: ↑bolt …   English terms dictionary

  • a bolt out of the blue — See a bolt from out of the blue …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • out of the blue — I adjective not anticipated (Freq. 1) unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development H.W.Glidden unforeseen circumstances a virtue unlooked for in people so full of energy like a bolt out of the blue • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • out\ of\ the\ blue — • out of the blue • out of a clear sky • out of a clear blue sky adv. phr. informal Without any warning; by surprise; unexpectedly. At the last minute Johnny came out of the blue to catch the pass and score a touchdown. The cowboy thought he was… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • out of the blue — or[out of a clear sky] or[out of a clear blue sky] {adv. phr.}, {informal} Without any warning; by surprise; unexpectedly. * /At the last minute Johnny came out of the blue to catch the pass and score a touchdown./ * /The cowboy thought he was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of the blue — or[out of a clear sky] or[out of a clear blue sky] {adv. phr.}, {informal} Without any warning; by surprise; unexpectedly. * /At the last minute Johnny came out of the blue to catch the pass and score a touchdown./ * /The cowboy thought he was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of the blue — happening in a way that is sudden and unexpected, and does not seem connected with anything that happened before Out of the blue she said, Your name s John, isn t it? See: bolt I …   English dictionary

  • a bolt from out of the blue — a bolt out of the blue the department shutdown came as a bolt out of the blue Syn: shock, surprise, bombshell, thunderbolt, revelation …   Thesaurus of popular words

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