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out of the blue

Unexpectedly; without warning or preparation.

Etymology:

  • Short for out of the clear blue sky, likening a sudden and unexpected event to something unexpectedly falling out of the sky.
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I really can't understand how something like this could simply pop up out of the blue.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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inesperadamente

hors du bleu

do nada

ни с того ни с сего

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