out of the blue : Idioms in English

out of the blue

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Elizabeth was walking down the boardwalk when out of the blue she found herself thinking about how her grandmother who had died when she was a little girl.

out of the blue Meaning(s)

  • (s) not anticipated
  • (r) in a way that was not expected

out of the blue in News

  • Greeks shocked as broadcaster is shut to save money

    By Renee Maltezou and Karolina Tagaris ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece announced the closure of its state broadcaster out of the blue on Tuesday, one of the most drastic measures yet in its struggle to shore up its bankrupt state finances and meet the terms of an international bailout. The decision to take ERT off the air at midnight and pay off some 2,600 staff before relaunching it in a slimmed-down ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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