In vexatious Latin America, they knew that a blue chip ego was an asset.
Although our novice did not improve his hand, he raised a fifty-dollar bet made by the man upon his right by a blue chip.
To his surprise all dropped out but Steadman, who had drawn but a single card and who raised him a blue chip.
He was one of our most prom'nent citizens; ran the blue chip over yonder.
Most of us were corraled in the blue chip, and Geoff, he was shot down along with a lot of others.
When he entered the blue chip that night, Thode found play already in full blast.
Across the plaza beyond the flower-market, the blue chip could be discerned in an unfamiliar aspect of transformation.
Vernon was a type with which in a more crude stratum of humanity she had become familiar in the gaming-rooms of the blue chip.
Claw, whose exposed cards were a ten-spot and a jack, hesitated for a moment and tossed in a blue chip.
also blue-chip, in reference to the high-value poker counter, from 1904 in the figurative sense of "valuable;" stock exchange sense, in reference to "shares considered a reliable investment," is first recorded 1929; especially of stocks that saw spectacular rises in value in the four years or so before the Wall Street crash of that year.
Of the best sort; first-rate: a blue-chip stock/ a blue-chip school (1920s+)
[fr the color of the highest denomination of gambling chip]