Site Feedback

Resolved questions
HI, what does " blow from the blue "mean ? Here is its sentence.

The war would start with a shattering Japanese blow from the blue, Thanks

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

Share:

0 comments

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

     

    Answers

    Sort by:

     

    Best Answer - Chosen by the Asker
    'blow' refers to a war hit, like a missile or gunfire or torpedo blast.
    'blue' can refer to 2 different things, 1) the 'blue' of the ocean, or 2) out of nowhere; with no warning; all of the sudden.

     

    "From the blue" or "out of the blue" means completely by surprise. The idea is a lightning bolt from a clear blue sky.

    As Jason explained, a blow is a hit. A military strike (an aerial strike?) from Japan.

    Submit your answer


    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.