What does "out of the blue" stands for and who's the first who said it?

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  • 8 years ago
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    It means "unexpectedly" or "without warning." Originally it was "Out of the sky" or "Out of a clear blue sky." Asking who first said it is like asking who first said the word "tree."

  • 8 years ago

    It's an expressions, like "as a surprise". Something unexpected that came from nowhere. "Out of nowhere".

    For example, if your uncle shows up uninvited, you can say she came out of the blue.

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