View synonyms for blue streak

blue streak


  1. something moving very fast:

    They traveled like a blue streak through Italy.

  2. continuous, rapid, or interminable speech:

    to talk a blue streak.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of blue streak1

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

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Example Sentences

Pour in half of the blueberry compote, and using a rubber spatula, gently swirl and fold to make blue streaks.

Lance reduced the speed, and the Blue Streak began to move shoreward.

He hab swore a blue streak at him, and called him a d—— ab'lishener, jess 'cause Massa K—— wudn't get mad and sass him back.

He calmly lied to me a blue streak, and he knew that I knew he was lying.

“They kept talking like a blue streak while you were gone,” said Andy, after the other two had seated themselves.

Mile after mile swept away behind him, as he gave the “Blue Streak” its head and let it show him what it could do.


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