out of the blue out of the blue


  1. (adj) not anticipated
  2. (adv) in a way that was not expected


  1. But that move hardly came out of the blue.
  2. He called me one day, out of the blue, very excitedly, and he said, all I have is this title, and I can't stop thinking about this title.
  3. While instructors groaned, Dilbert dived giddily out of the blue until his wing ripped off, ground-looped, stalled, spun and smashed his protesting plane at every opportunity.


  • SMS spam borrows from email phishing with empty promises

    If you get a text message out of the blue telling you you've won a free cruise to an exotic Caribbean location, don't start packing your bags. It's likely just a scam. In its most recent report on SMS spam , Cloudmark notes that scam spam was very popular during the month of May—especially those "get something free" dodges. Something-for-nothing swindles have always been popular with spammers ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: PC World

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