English version

a bolt from/out of the blue

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha bolt from/out of the bluea bolt from/out of the blueEXPECTnews that is sudden and unexpected 🔊 Was this money a bolt from the blue or did you know you were going to get it? bolt
Examples from the Corpus
a bolt from/out of the blueEven so, dismissal should never come as a bolt from the blue, however exalted your place in the corporate hierarchy.The Mishcon job came like a bolt from the blue.Inspiration hit me like a bolt from the blue on the way home.
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