at first blush

Definition of at first blush

:when first seen or considered
  • At first blush, the proposal seems ridiculous.

Word by Word Definitions

first play
  1. : preceding all others in time, order, or importance: such as

  2. : earliest

  3. : being the lowest forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle

  1. : before another in time, space, or importance

  2. : in the first place

  3. : for the first time

  1. : one that is number one in a series — see Table of Numbers

  2. : something that is first: such as

  3. : the first occurrence or item of a kind

blush play
  1. : outward appearance : view

  2. : a reddening of the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion

  3. : a red or rosy tint

  1. : to become red in the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion

  2. : to feel shame or embarrassment

  3. : to have a rosy or fresh color : bloom



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