blue-chip blue-chip

Definition(s):

  • (adj) extremely valuable

Usage(s):

  1. Perry Como is one of the blue-chip men of the crooning business; in ten years his records have sold close to 35 million copies.
  2. Mammoth, blue-chip IBM employed thousands of capable software builders, and didn't trust a single one of them; IBM hired Microsoft to build its operating system.
  3. Among the blue-chip companies hiring en masse are Facebook, Samsung, Intel and Research in Motion, the makers of the Blackberry.

News

  1. Irish: Rumors fly about Vanderdoes' commitment

    For the past few days, rumors have been swirling about high-profile prospect Eddie Vanderdoes. The blue-chip defensive lineman, who made the dramatic decision to sign with Notre Dame on Signing Day, is reportedly having some second thoughts on that commitment.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Irish: Kiel set to transfer from Notre Dame

    The former blue-chip recruit, who enrolled early at Notre Dame after making a last minute decision to head to South Bend instead of play for LSU, is set to transfer elsewhere. From a football standpoint, you certainly can’t blame Gunnar Kiel, but how will this affect the future of Irish Football?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Market Eye: King of the 'The Hill'

    While one blue-chip station is for sale, the market leader is only getting...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Broadcasting and Cable

Quotes

  1. A so-called preferential trade area, "which was supposed to be the blue-chip of our economic cooperation, had only been ratified by two member states...... Malaysia and Iran," said Yassin.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Muhyiddin Yassin Source: Africasia

  2. Mr. Murdoch said: "Today, I am excited to announce the launch of a new blue-chip index for India. We are unveiling the Dow Jones India Titans -- a 30-stock index tracking the stock-market performance of prominent Indian companies. It will be...
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Rupert Murdoch Source: FOXBusiness

  3. "That's the blue-chip group," said William Donohue, the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, a conservative group on whose board of advisers Monaghan sits. "In Legatus, he's got thousands of members who are all...
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: Bill Donohue Source: San Jose Mercury News

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