blue streak


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

Examples of blue streak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Women everywhere have many reasons to curse a blue streak. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2024 Gone are the days when a manager like Billy Martin or Earl Weaver would burst out of the dugout and kick up a cloud of dirt, curse a blue streak and maybe even walk away with a base or chuck one into the outfield over a missed call. Dan Gelston, Anchorage Daily News, 9 June 2023 Above, the top picture (from a later experiment) shows an example of the antiproton (the pale blue streak) annihilating a proton and creating positive and negative particles known as pions (respectively, the red and green lines). Discover Magazine, 1 Sep. 2010 Instead of appearing on a balcony, the royals watched from outside the entrance on the ground as the planes soared overhead and created red, white and blue streaks. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 5 July 2023 With a blue streak in her hair and a piercing glare for her estranged husband, Huston plays Eleanor Zissou with utmost coolness. Joe Reid, Vulture, 26 June 2023 Never one to shy away from an eye-catching style, the bold shade followed just a few weeks after Mirren hit the Cannes red carpet with vivid blue streaks in her hair. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 7 June 2023 Alexa will soon no longer be able to swear a blue streak for you in the voice of Samuel L. Jackson. Todd Spangler, Variety, 30 May 2023 Dottie was 4 now and could talk a blue streak. Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2021

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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 22 Jun. 2024.

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