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out of the blue

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out of the blue
出乎意料

Date: Mar 07 2013

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“The other day Rachael Ray stopped by with chili out of the blue. I even got the recipe!”

- Actor Kevin Bacon on a surprise visitor to the set of his new TV show, The Following. (Us Weekly)

“有一天,瑞秋·雷 (Rachael Ray) 出乎意料地带着辣椒来了。我甚至得到了秘方!”

- 演员凯文·贝肯 (Kevin Bacon) 谈论他出演的新电视剧《杀手之王》(The Following) 的意外访客。

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

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without warning

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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Imagine it’s a beautiful, sunny day. There’s not a cloud in the sky. You’re lying on your back in a beautiful field, looking up. Then a little dot appears in the sky, and suddenly you see a bird, or a plane. You hadn’t seen anything before. Out of the blue of the sky, where before there was nothing, an object has appeared.

Or maybe you’re lying in the field on that same beautiful day. The weather was supposed to be perfect, but, all of a sudden, the clouds come in, the sky gets dark, and it begins to rain. Before you know it, you’re soaking wet. Out of the blue sky came an unexpected rainstorm.

Simply put, if something happens out of the blue, it’s unexpected, like that airplane or that rainstorm. It could be positive or negative. You simply didn’t expect it to be coming, or at least not at the time it came.

Kevin Bacon was on set, working on his new TV show, when a visitor stopped by. It was chef Rachael Ray, with a meal for him. He hadn’t expected the visitor, or the meal. Both arrived out of the blue.

When was the last time something happened to you out of the blue? How do you feel about surprises?

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“She didn’t call to tell anyone she was coming. She just showed up out of the blue.”

“The hiring manager at my new company called me out of the blue. I hadn’t even been looking for a new job!”

“It was totally out of the blue when he asked me out. I didn’t think he liked me!”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

goodmahsa suddenly
作者 goodmahsa
It means unexpectedly,by surprise
作者 Being_conscious
dearpesar suddenly
作者 dearpesar
Manu4 Something unexpected
作者 Manu4
Plx in an unexpected manner
作者 Plx
a2020 Suddenly.
作者 a2020
kareem_10 all of a sudden
作者 kareem_10
samaneh64 unexpected
作者 samaneh64
Jeyran out of the blue means unexpectedly
作者 Jeyran
Cláudio Completely unexpected, surprising, whithout noticing.
作者 Cláudio
apparently from nowhere; unexpectedly
作者 Miss Talant
cubi1604 All of a sudden. Suddenly
作者 cubi1604
It means unexpectedly.
作者 Skywalker84

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意見

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nikki_tx

nikki_tx

Ukraine

one winter day i went to school and it was too slippery on the road and out of the blue i fell down…it was definitely painful:)

07:50 PM Mar 25 2013 |

Erise

Erise

Poland

People! I loved your comments here, each and every is very characteristic.


 I don’t like happenings “out of the blue” neither with good or bad outcome. I’d rather be prepared for something.

04:57 PM Mar 25 2013 |

mandy-sz

China

Out of the blue make someone surprise

06:32 AM Mar 14 2013 |

1 person likes this

mandy-sz

China

Our Boss ask me to be the Secretary for him, it is out of blue to me.


 

06:31 AM Mar 14 2013 |

1 person likes this

seriousguy

seriousguy

Yemen

unexpectedly

07:11 AM Mar 13 2013 |

Fiary

Fiary

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

There are always some things which may happen out of the blue but it’s you who can accept it with open arms and take it as a saving grace or your bad luck ;)


11:59 AM Mar 11 2013 |

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Bubusara

Kyrgyzstan

when you are mixed up after being told or shown smth


08:28 AM Mar 09 2013 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

a2020 . good luck with that girl . who knows ,it may be  the beginning  of a great romance.   

06:32 PM Mar 07 2013 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Out of the blue, unexpected something, that comes your way bringing you undying joy or forever suffering. It has such a powerful effect that will stay forever in our memories.    You’re totally unprepared for the news that might be so exalting and might be quite devastating as well. Let the “out of the blue” be more of a joy than grievance in our lives.

02:44 PM Mar 07 2013 |

aoshibinxue

China

e, i think when we were interruptted by anything,it the same as out of the blue!

02:32 PM Mar 07 2013 |

happiness1919

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I was playing soccer with my cousins but out of the blue I fell down and broke my leg but now after some months I’m as right as rain.

01:24 PM Mar 07 2013 |

QueenP.

QueenP.

Turkey

good expression..it’s sound different from suddenly or unexpectedly..but nice..

12:41 PM Mar 07 2013 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Last month  a  distant cousin  out of the blue showed up at   my house and asked me if momentarily as he had no place to live  could he stay  in  my apartment   I had to refuse his request  and adviced him to look for a hotel  to  stay in.    puuufff.    

12:22 PM Mar 07 2013 |

rinushree

India

its like surprise

10:17 AM Mar 07 2013 |

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naira71

naira71

Azerbaijan

its a good expression.I like when something happens out of the blue,but if for better of course.

09:44 AM Mar 07 2013 |

Dellsey

Dellsey

Slovakia

and out of the blue i got no work, no money, no life 

or would be better to say.. and out of the blue she was there and i knew it straight away shes mine :D 

09:16 AM Mar 07 2013 |

Al-issawi

Al-issawi

Iraq

Out of the blue” This is very nice phrase that British people use always, I think Americans use out of the clear blue or out of the clear sky.


It was completely out of the blue when I woke up and found this lesson on Ebay website…...

07:44 AM Mar 07 2013 |

whipiry

whipiry

South Korea

out of blue i got somethig in my mind. I got a brilliant idea.

07:13 AM Mar 07 2013 |

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DaeNg

DaeNg

Thailand

Don’t foresee or suddenly.  :)


 

06:45 AM Mar 07 2013 |

Jochinesegirl

China

unexpectedly 

05:55 AM Mar 07 2013 |

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