He may be a World War II hero and New England Yankee blue blood, but he has the tear ducts of a Sicilian grandmother.
If the duchess is proud of her blue blood and her ancestral tree, so is the Gypsy of her black blood and lengthy pedigree.
It appears that we have blue blood too, Sylvia, and we must behave more like aristocrats.
We felt that there must be many degrees of blue blood in his veins.
blue blood is getting thin and poor, and only money can thicken it.
They're just grabbing a pretext to break because—because, well, they don't think you're blue blood.
Oh, sometimes I think I must have blue blood in my veins, too.
blue blood, patronage, and reputation carried neither weight nor meaning.
I've got blue blood to burn, but no yellow gold, as you know.
His blue blood carries him through life with glory and straight to heaven when he dies.
1834, translating Spanish sangre azul, claimed by certain families of Castile as uncontaminated by Moorish or Jewish admixture, probably from the notion of the visible veins of people of fair complexion.