What does out of the blue mean?


Idiom Meaning:



Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Drive (2011)

Time of Scene: ~00:24:10

Shannon: You know, he walked into my shop here about five or six years ago. Right out of the blue. Asking for a job. So I put him to the test to see what he could do. The kid’s amazing.

Irene: Yeah.

Shannon: So I hired him on the spot. Boom.


Go (1999)

Time of Scene: ~00:09:40

Todd: You come here, out of the blue, asking for 20 hits. Just so happens 20 is the magic number where intent to sell becomes trafficking!

Ronna: Todd, I would never fuck you like that.

Todd: How would you fuck me?


‘Round Midnight (1986)

Time of Scene: ~01:03:40

Dale: Listen to that, Francis. The swing bands used to be all straight tonics seventh chords. And then, with the Basie band I heard Lester Young and he sounded like he came out of the blue. Because he was playing all the color tones the sixths and the ninths and major sevenths. You know, like Debussy and Ravel. Then Charlie Parker came on and he began to expand and he went into elevenths and thirteenths and flat fives. Luckily, I was going in the same direction already. You just don’t go out and pick a style off a tree one day. The tree is inside you growing naturally.



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