💙 BLUE IDIOMS 💙 any warning, to happen quite suddenly
Out of the blue - To appear out of nowhere without
You won’t believe it but Sarah called me out of the blue yesterday
A blue-eyed boy - A critical description of a boy or young man who is always picked for special favours by someone in a position of higher authority
He is such a blue-eyed boy! I don’t like that the manager always treats him as if he is special
A bolt from the blue - When some unexpected bad news is received
It was a complete bolt from the blue for us, we had no idea that they were having problems
Blue blood - Used to describe someone from a noble, aristocratic or wealthy family
Many of the blue bloods in our town were invited to the royal wedding
Blue ribbon - To be of superior quality or distinction, the best of a group
Talk a blue streak - When someone talks very much and very rapidly
The woman in the hospital bed next to me talked a blue streak all day. I don’t where she got the energy from!
Feel blue - When someone looks or feels depressed or discontented
What’s that the matter with you today? You seem really blue. Is there something you’d like to talk about?
Blue in the face - To try really hard to win someone’s agreement, but usually end unsuccessfully
I kept trying to convince him that it was a good idea until I was blue in the face, but he’s so stubborn, he just kept disagreeing with me!
Once in a blue moon - To occur extremely rarely, or only once in a lifetime
My sister is working in Africa, she hardly ever has the time to call us. My parents only hear from her once in a blue moon
Men in blue - to describe the police, because of the colour of their uniforms
I saw the boys in blue outside our neighbour’s house last night. I hope everything is okay
Blue collar - to describe men used as labourers, or factory workers
The got rid of a lot of the blue-collar workers during the recession. I would say they definitely suffered the most.
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