Please I wanna know what the phrase "out of the blue" means. I've heard this phrase in Adele's song and I don't know what she meant
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"out of the blue" is a shortening of the phrase "like a bolt from the blue", and is usually phrased as "(to be) hit/struck out of the blue". The idea is that the event in question is occurring like a lightning strike on a clear, sunny day - if there was a thunderstorm, people would take cover and be prepared, but instead the lightning is coming out of nowhere. It's completely unexpected and nobody was prepared for this to happen.