blue streak


Definition of blue streak

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

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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,, "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 Three thousand feet below, the powder-blue streak of the travertine-rich Little Colorado River flows into the larger green Colorado. Zak Podmore, Outside Online, "The Native Americans Who Call the Grand Canyon Home," 24 May 2018 Willow seemed attentive about applying pink lip gloss first, as well as a long blue streak across her forehead. Alexia Fernandez,, "Pink's Daughter Willow Stars in Her First Makeup Tutorial: 'Like Mama Like Daughter'," 22 Mar. 2018 Stoicism in the face of pain may seem noble, but swearing a blue streak is apparently more helpful. The Economist, "Foul playThe power of profane language," 25 Jan. 2018 Liza Minnelli paired her cobalt ensemble with a badass blue streak. Marie Claire, "The Most Spectacular Moments from the 2014 Oscars," 2 Mar. 2014

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First Known Use of blue streak

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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