Definition of blue-pencil in English:


Syllabification: blue-pen·cil


[with object]
  • Edit or make cuts in (a manuscript, movie, or other work).
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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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