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    #1

    like a bolt out of the blue

    Does the underlined make sense?
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    We were told that like a bolt out of the blue, due to their situation, they would purchase milk from local manufacturers by region.

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    #2

    Re: like a bolt out of the blue

    No.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: like a bolt out of the blue

    What about this with it placed in the front?

    Like a bolt out of the blue, we were told that due to their situation, they would purchase milk from local manufacturers by region.

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    #4

    Re: like a bolt out of the blue

    That makes sense at least but in my opinion that idiom sounds too dramatic to be used in this example. You could tone it down a bit with just out of the blue.

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    #5

    Re: like a bolt out of the blue

    If a company decides to localize purchasing - say Asian branch purchases from an Asian maker, European branch, from a European maker, etc - which better to say?

    1. they would purchase this raw material from local manufacturers by region.
    1. they would purchase this raw material from regional manufacturers.

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    #6

    Re: like a bolt out of the blue

    What happened to your capitalisation?

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