verb (used with object), blue-pen·ciled, blue-pen·cil·ing or (especially British) blue-pen·cilled, blue-pen·cil·ling.
Origin of blue-pencil
Examples from the Web for blue-pencil
When he begins to blue-pencil that pay-roll, some one is going to be hungry.The Modern Railroad|Edward Hungerford
I never do, and Harmer has to blue-pencil my copy mercilessly.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908|Lucy Maud Montgomery
You blue-pencil out of my poor paragraphs everything that's interesting.The Dop Doctor|Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
He handed a map, with red-pencil and blue-pencil markings, along to von Schlichten.Uller Uprising|Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
Meantime I'll take your advice about my speech, Mac, and blue-pencil the how-to-be-good stuff.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams