Definition of a bolt from or out of the blue in English:
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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan