A bolt from the blue 晴天霹雳

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Image caption Usain Bolt takes just 9.63 seconds to win a gold medal in the London 2012 men's 100m final. Photo: Alex Livesey.


短語 a bolt from the blue, 意思是發生了完全意想不到的事情,晴天霹靂。


The prime minister's resignation was a bolt from the blue.

It was a real bolt from the blue when I bumped into my first ever boyfriend in the supermarket.

The announcement about redundancies was a bolt from the blue for the workers in the office.


另一個短語 out of blue 含義相似 ,也有突如其來,意想不到的意思。

His marriage proposal came out of the blue – but she said yes!