Clearly, firms lost money trading and investing in private-equity or hedge funds, but that was only a blip on their screens.
The next day, Gawker, InTouch, and other U.S. outlets picked up the story, but the Cosby story was still only a blip on Twitter.
“This is not just a blip in emigration,” according to the Bundesagentur fur Arbeit report.
1894, in reference to a kind of popping sound, of echoic origin. Radar screen sense is from 1945. As a verb from 1924. Related: Blipped; blipping.
[most senses fr earlier blip, ''a sharp blow or twitch'']