A bolt from the blue

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这条短语在所有讲英语的国家中使用得都很广泛。而它的含义也正如其字面意义一样,不难理解。bolt一词指的是霹雳,而 blue则指碧蓝的天空,英语词典一般将其解释为:something sudden and unexpected,也就是“突如其来、始料不及”的意思。在日常口语会话中,人们也常用out of来代替介词from
如:we had been sure she was in Chicago, so her sudden appearance was a bolt out of the blue。
我们大家都认定她现在在纽约,因此她的突然出现完全出乎我们的预料。
She has just got her salary raised,so her decision to resign was a bolt from the blue.
她刚被提升了工资,所以她的辞职是我们始料不及的。

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