like a bolt from the blue

like a bolt from the blue
like a sign from heaven, like a flash of light
  

Like a bolt from the blue, I got the idea to shave my head.


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  • like a bolt from the blue — suddenly and unexpectedly. Quinn s announcement that he is quitting came like a bolt from the blue. Etymology: based on the idea of a bolt (= flash) of lightning that comes suddenly from the sky …   New idioms dictionary

  • bolt from the blue — unexpected and shocking surprise or event (e.g.: She had been working in the company for twenty years, so when she quit, it must have felt like a bolt from the blue ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bolt from the blue — See like a bolt from the blue …   English idioms

  • a bolt from the blue — An unexpected event • • • Main Entry: ↑bolt * * * a bolt from (or out of) the blue a sudden and unexpected event or piece of news the job came like a bolt from the blue …   Useful english dictionary

  • a bolt from the blue — unexpected and shocking surprise or event (e.g.: She had been working in the company for twenty years, so when she quit it must have felt like a bolt from the blue ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • it came like a bolt from the blue — Meaning A surprise. Origin Like a lightening bolt from a clear sky …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • a bolt from the blue — Meaning A surprise. Origin Like a bolt of lightening from a blue sky …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • The Miracle of the Sun — is an alleged miraculous event witnessed by as many as 100,000 people on 13 October 1917 in the Cova da Iria fields near Fátima, Portugal. Those in attendance had assembled to observe what the Portuguese secular newspapers had been ridiculing for …   Wikipedia

  • bolt — [[t]bo͟ʊlt[/t]] bolts, bolting, bolted 1) N COUNT A bolt is a long metal object which screws into a nut and is used to fasten things together. 2) VERB When you bolt one thing to another, you fasten them firmly together, using a bolt. [V n to n]… …   English dictionary

  • bolt — 1. noun /bɒlt,bəʊlt,boʊlt/ a) A (usually) metal fastener consisting of a cylindrical body that is threaded, with a larger head on one end. It can be inserted into an unthreaded hole up to the head, with a nut then threaded on the other end; a… …   Wiktionary

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