blue streak

noun

Definition of blue streak

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

Examples of blue streak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes actually seems to be quite often, as the path to the White House has become a blue streak of vulgarity, cuss words and four-letter effusions. Author: Mark Z. Barabak, Anchorage Daily News, "What the #%&@?! Trump and 2020 Democrats are cursing a blue streak," 24 Sep. 2019 No Republican presidential candidate has won here since Richard Nixon in 1972, making Minnesota the state with the longest blue streak in the nation. Ryan Faircloth, Twin Cities, "Trump attacks impeachment, Joe Biden, Ilhan Omar and Jacob Frey at Minneapolis rally," 10 Oct. 2019 Sometimes actually seems to be quite often, as the path to the White House has become a blue streak of vulgarity, cuss words and four-letter effusions. Author: Mark Z. Barabak, Anchorage Daily News, "What the #%&@?! Trump and 2020 Democrats are cursing a blue streak," 24 Sep. 2019 Sometimes actually seems to be quite often, as the path to the White House has become a blue streak of vulgarity, cuss words and four-letter effusions. Los Angeles Times, "What the #%&@?! Trump and 2020 Democrats are cursing a blue streak," 23 Sep. 2019 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, BostonGlobe.com, "Livingston Taylor, folk musician and Mr. Fix-It," 14 Aug. 2019 More than a number consists of a collection of disparately proportioned boxy white blocks painted with forking blue streaks suggestive of tree branches. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "These Engaging, Immersive Works Erase the Line Between Art and Audience," 19 June 2019 Elsewhere, Danish artist Jeppe Hein invited guests to paint a blue streak onto paper based off of their breath. Ian Malone, Vogue, "The Public Art Fund Hosts a Fine Art Game Night," 12 Apr. 2019 Here the ballerinas’ skirts are conjured with orange and blue streaks, in a drawing that almost appears to have been left out in the rain. M.j. Andersen, WSJ, "‘French Pastels: Treasures From the Vault’ Review: Delicate and Delightful," 14 July 2018

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First Known Use of blue streak

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Dec 2019

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“Blue streak.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20streak. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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