blue-pencil

blue-pencil

[bloo-pen-suhl]
verb (used with object), blue-penciled, blue-penciling or (especially British) blue-pencilled, blue-pencilling.
to alter, abridge, or cancel with or as with a pencil that has blue lead, as in editing a manuscript.

Origin:
1885–90

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