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what does the phrse "out of the blue" mean? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2004-2-29 17:18:18 |Display all floors
it is from this sentense,The girl, out of the blue, asked her mother, "Mommy, How old are you?"

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Post time 2004-2-29 17:48:05 |Display all floors

help on the way!!!

out of the blue

- without any warning, by surprise

I don`t understand what is the matter. Right out of the blue he decided to quit his job and go and live in Europe.

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Post time 2004-3-1 03:46:37 |Display all floors

It's a shorter version...

...of a much older saying "like rain out of a blue sky" which is talking about something that

1. Until it happened you thought was impossible and
2. Very unexpected.

A related expression is "like a bolt (of lightning) from the blue (sky)". It means basically the same thing.

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Post time 2004-3-2 13:48:18 |Display all floors

hi

what you want to point, if weather that is cover the cloud,if point somefood that is become to bad“变味 坏了” if point  people who is not generous

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