noun, plural skies. Often skies (for defs 1–4).
verb (used with object), skied or skyed, sky·ing.
Origin of sky
Related formssky·less, adjectivesky·like, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for out of a clear blue sky
noun plural skies
verb skies, skying or skied
Derived Formsskylike, adjective
Word Origin for sky
Science definitions for out of a clear blue sky
Idioms and Phrases with out of a clear blue sky (1 of 2)
out of a clear blue sky
Also, out of the blue. Without warning, suddenly, as in Her offer to help us with the fundraising came out of a clear blue sky, or We got a check from Aunt Ruby out of the blue. These metaphoric terms allude to something dropping unexpectedly from the sky. [Late 1800s] Also see out of nowhere.
Idioms and Phrases with out of a clear blue sky (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with sky
, also see
- blow sky-high
- out of a clear blue sky
- pie in the sky
reach for the sky.