A sudden and unexpected event: the job came like a bolt from the blue
[with reference to the unlikelihood of a thunderbolt coming from a clear blue sky]
More example sentences
- To much of the global community, the events of November 1938 came like a bolt out of the blue.
- This accusation about Nicky has come like a bolt out of the blue.
- It would be an understatement to say that it was a bolt out of the blue.