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Bolt from the Blue

Some situation or condition, which is quite shocking, unexpected or happens all of a sudden


  • This expression originated in the 18th century. This term was used in folklore stories to depict sudden change in any situation. According to this idiom some people, were left shocked when lightning hit them on a clear blue day. It was very shocking for them to accept the fact that there was no rain or lightning but a sudden bolt. This idiom is not used to describe a sudden development, situation or occurrence that was least expected of ever. It is use in literature and different forms of poetry also.

Alicia’s sudden resignation from her job hit us like a blot from the blue.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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நீல நிறத்தில் இருந்து போல்ட்

bu-lông từ màu xanh

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