Definition of blue-pencil in English:

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[with object]
Censor or make cuts in (a manuscript, film, or other work): (as noun blue-pencilling) holding up each paragraph for preliminary blue-pencilling
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  • I've been blue-pencilled by madmen, seriously deranged obsessives and fiends in human shape before now.
  • Also, true excellence in writing will be quickly blue-penciled into oblivion.
  • Before the web, when writing that became publicly available had first to pass under the watchful eye of a sub-editor, such formations would have been blue-pencilled into conventional forms.

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