American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Unrealistic and impractical: "[The author] shows what is testable physics, what is philosphy's domain, and what is blue-sky nonsense” ( Ann Finkbeiner).
- adj. Having a cloudless sky; clear: a blue-sky day.
- v. To hold or express unrealistic or impractical views, especially in estimating something. Often used with it.
- adj. Alternative form of blue-skies.
- adj. without immediate commercial value
“He's applied what he learned in engaging with his Fed colleagues in "what I call blue-sky thinking, generating many ideas," he said.”
“The author of "The Wavewatcher's Companion" and "The Cloudspotter's Guide," Mr. Pretor-Pinney is the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, "a global organization that fights 'blue-sky thinking,' " which I had not realized could be considered bad.”
“The delightful, colorful, blue-river blue-sky "The Seine at Bercy" circa 1876-78—a copy of a painting by his Impressionist friend Armand Guillaumin—is about as Impressionist as Cézanne ever gets.”
“As much as I love my native UK, where people tend to be a bit less blue-sky maybe it's the weather, I am convinced this is what makes America unique!”
“Betty has recovered from last year's creative drought, and White Collar is an ideal Friday blue-sky diversion.”
“I just don't ski with my bunch beyond a couple of runs on blue-sky days anymore.”
“These sessions were an almost equal mix of algorithms, musical expression, and blue-sky discussion.”
“Obviously that's just blue-sky stuff -- sidewalks are hard enough, much less new paths, parks, and the removal of private residences.”
“We had perfect blue-sky weather all weekend, so with the windows rolled down and old Nirvana tunes blaring from the radio, we meandered along the lake and through the tree-shaded back roads.”
“Great – Comcast recently rolled Comcast Town, a blue-sky space to live out your wildest interior design dreams!”
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