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blue-chipadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈbluˌtʃɪp/
(of a company) considered to be a safe investment for your money because it is well-established and has performed well in the past
Blue-chip also means of top quality: Even a profitable team like the Cowboys can’t keep all their blue-chip players.
(Definition of blue-chip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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blue chipnoun [C]

(also blue-chip) uk   us   /ˈbluːtʃɪp/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
(also blue chip company) a large and successful company whose shares are considered to be a good investment: After years of restructuring, Japanese blue chips were posting record profits.

blue chipadjective [before noun]

(also blue-chip) uk   us   /ˈbluːtʃɪp/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
relating to a large and successful company, whose shares are considered to be a good investment: blue-chip clients such as Rolls-Royce and Mercedes blue-chip stocks/shares
(Definition of blue chip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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