blue bloodnoun [ [U] ]uk /ˌbluː ˈblʌd/ us /ˌbluː ˈblʌd/
Examples from literature
- He stands six feet high, a magnificent specimen of physical manhood, and as chock full of moral courage as he is of blue blood.
- He was of the bluest blood in Spain, and a marquis, but poor as a church mouse.
- He, as you know, is of the bluest blood of France.
- In Canada social distinctions are based more upon worth than upon wealth, more upon industry and ability than upon blue blood.
- The unmistakable mark of the high bred glowed in her face, the fine traces of blue blood graced her every movement, her every tone and look.