That means something that happened unexpectedly.
Student or Learner
This is a headline: Usain summons a Bolt from the blue
What does "from the blue" mean?
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
Thank you, everyone, for teaching me "A bolt from the blue."
I had always thought that the only version was "A bold out of the blue."
It's nice to learn that there are two ways to say that expression.
I must confess that this discovery was a bolt out of the blue for me!
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
Last edited by teechar; 25-Aug-2015 at 18:24.
That's probably because Jesse McCartney's immensely popular song 'When You Wish Upon a Star' (Disney's Pinocchio) used that version of the phrase as it was a better fit for the metre of the verse.
Like a bolt out of the blue,
Suddenly, it comes to you.
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true.