Meaning of “a bolt from/out of the blue” in the English Dictionary

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"a bolt from/out of the blue" in British English

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a bolt from/out of the blue

something completely unexpected that surprises you very much:

The news of his marriage was a bolt from the blue.

(Definition of “a bolt from/out of the blue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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