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out of the blue

Definition of out of the blue

  1. :  without warning :  in a surprising or unexpected way <Then, out of the blue, he sold his house and left the country.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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  1. :  of the color blue

    :  bluish

    :  discolored by or as if by bruising

  1. :  a color whose hue is that of the clear sky or that of the portion of the color spectrum lying between green and violet

    :  a pigment or dye that colors blue

    :  bluing

  1. :  to make blue

    :  to turn blue


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