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    true blue

    What does it mean if some's true blue=solid guy?

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    Re: true blue

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    What does it mean if someone's true blue?=solid guy?
    Yes. Some synonyms: reliable, loyal, faithful.

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    Re: true blue

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    Yes. Some synonyms: reliable, loyal, faithful.
    Is it common?

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    Re: true blue

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    Is it common?
    It sounds kind of old-fashioned to me; I wouldnīt say itīs commonly heard, but it isnīt rare either.

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    Re: true blue

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    It sounds kind of old-fashioned to me; I wouldnīt say itīs commonly heard, but it isnīt rare either.
    Maybe it originally had something to with the belief that aristocrats had blue blood. People don't use the expression 'blue blood' much nowadays either; but one of the Lords in Iolanthe sings

    Blue blood, blue blood.
    Of what avail art thou
    To serve us now -
    Though dating from the Flood?
    Blue blood, ah blue blood.

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