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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


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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