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OUT OF THE BLUE means out of nowhere or completely unexpected.

  1. We hadn't seen him in a while, then he just showed up completely OUT OF THE
  2. It's been sunny all day, and we'd been walking around when it started raining
    completely OUT OF THE BLUE.
  3. He just started screaming totally OUT OF THE BLUE. No one really knew what
  4. We're not sure what's going on with Sarah these days. She seems fine and happy,
    and then OUT OF THE BLUE, she just starts crying.
  5. People thought Tom was fired completely OUT OF THE BLUE, but he had been
    slacking off and they had been watching him for a long time.

TOTALLY - completely
SLACKING OFF - not working hard
URGE - encourage; push
Out of the blue
September 14, 2014
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know. The ad
urges people to buy a lottery ticket. If they're
lucky, they'll start seeing green (dollars)
Would you buy a lottery ticket if you saw this ad?
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