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blue-sky

[bloo-skahy] /ˈbluˈskaɪ/
adjective
1.
fanciful; impractical:
blue-sky ideas.
2.
(especially of securities) having dubious value; not financially sound:
a blue-sky stock.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples from the web for blue-sky
  • It's one thought that never went beyond a blue-sky conversation among his venture capital colleagues.
  • Whether other investors will be prepared to take similar gambles on blue-sky technologies remains to be seen.
  • But, and here is the limit to such blue-sky optimism, this does not mean that it will be: solvable problems are not always solved.
British Dictionary definitions for blue-sky

blue-sky

noun
1.
(modifier) of or denoting theoretical research without regard to any future application of its result: a blue-sky project
verb -skies, -skying, -skied
2.
to theorize (about something that may not lead to any practical application)
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Slang definitions & phrases for blue-sky

blue-sky

adjective

Having no sound factual or value basis; recklessly imaginative: a budget figure, as it turned out, and a blue-sky one at that

[1900+ Finance; perhaps fr the purveyor's fanciful description being as appealing and unclouded as the wide blue sky]


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