bolt from the blue

noun phrase

Definition of bolt from the blue 

: a complete surprise : something totally unexpected

called also bolt out of the blue

First Known Use of bolt from the blue

1856, in the meaning defined above

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bolter

bolt eye

bolt face

bolt from the blue

bolt handle

bolt head

bolt-hole

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The first known use of bolt from the blue was in 1856

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