• If something happens out of the blue, it happens suddenly and you are not expecting it.

  • At a completely unexpected time.

  • An event that occurs unexpectedly, without any warning or preparation.

1. I met my childhood friend, Jamie out of the blue.

 

2. It started to rain, out of the blue.

 

3. My friends surprised me with a small party, out of the blue.

 

4. There was a serious accident at the 4-way stop that happened out of the blue.

not predicted, surprising, unanticipated, unexpected, unforeseen, unplanned, unprepared for

Do more harm than good

To do more harm than good means to have a bad effect rather than a good one. To make a situation worse rather than better. To be damaging rather than helpful. 1. I'm sorry but saying anything at this point may do more harm than good. 2. Her boyfriend is doing more...

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Do the unthinkable

To do the unthinkable means to do something unexpected. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable. Unreasonable; improbable; not to be considered; out of the question. 1. This store is doing the unthinkable and making their products more affordable. 2. Skateboarding isn't...

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Drop something like a hot potato

To drop someone/something like a hot potato means to disassociate oneself with someone or something instantly. To discontinue; to get rid of very quickly. To quickly stop being involved with someone/something. 1. I dropped the idea like a hot potato because my boss...

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