blue streak


: something that moves very fast
: a constant stream of words
talked a blue streak

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Dottie was 4 now and could talk a blue streak. Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2021 Alta Moda show; a blue streak to Coach’s fall offering; and pink-, aqua-, and lime-spiked tips to Thom Browne’s spring fairy tale. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, 21 Nov. 2022 Late night or early morning hours are suggested for maximizing visibility and the comet should be recognizable in the sky due to the distinct greenish-blue streak that trails behind it. Beck Andrew Salgado, Journal Sentinel, 13 Jan. 2023 But whatever the case may be product-wise, the blue streak suits her beautifully, especially with her choice of placement. Chelsea Avila, Allure, 25 Oct. 2022 The family had a strict rule against swearing, except in the car, where the son and his friends were allowed to curse a blue streak with total immunity. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, 9 June 2022 The comedy legend made her unexpected debut in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, immediately making mischief (and sporting a pretty suave purple-blue streak in her hair) as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. Ew Staff,, 16 Dec. 2021 While ions detach from the comet core to create the blue streak, sunlight reflects off dust particles, which repel away into the second, fainter tail. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, 3 Mar. 2021 Taylor, 68, can talk passionate blue streaks on nuclear physics, his love of piloting airplanes, building and tinkering — and, of course, how to hold an audience’s attention. Lauren Daley,, 14 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue streak was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Blue streak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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