- fanciful; impractical: blue-sky ideas.
- (especially of securities) having dubious value; not financially sound: a blue-sky stock.
Origin of blue-sky
First recorded in 1890–95
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Related Words for blue skyimpractical, unworkable, improbable, unreal, silly, quixotic, impossible, hallucinatory, whimsical, misleading, false, fantastic, illusory, fanciful, dreamlike, imaginative, fantastical, fictional, preposterous, offbeat
- (modifier) of or denoting theoretical research without regard to any future application of its resulta blue-sky project
- to theorize (about something that may not lead to any practical application)
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