Meaning of “blue-chip” in the English Dictionary

"blue-chip" in American English

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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)

"blue chip" in Business English

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blue chipnoun [ C ]

also blue-chip uk /ˈbluːtʃɪp/ us 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 /ˈbluːtʃɪp/ us 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)