Share this entry
out of a (or the) clear blue sky

Definition of out of a or the clear blue sky in English:

As a complete surprise: his moods blew up suddenly out of a clear blue sky
More example sentences
  • Aware that such social tornadoes can twist towards them out of a clear sky, governments have learned to be cautious.
  • When angered, people burn, things break and fly around, lightning may strike out of a clear sky.
  • I've heard of lightning coming out of a clear sky.
See parent entry: clear
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources