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What does it mean? And when is it used?

If someone says: "To the blue", "into the blue"? What to except?

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Do you mean 'What to expect'? –  JAM Jun 15 '12 at 3:23
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It sometimes depends on the context. "The blue" generally refers to, either, the ocean or the sky.

The "wild blue yonder", for example, refers to the sky as it exists as an existential and physical frontier that pushes the limits of human engineering should humans wish to travel to or beyond it.

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There's also "out of the blue," in which presumably blue means the same thing (ocean or sky). –  JAM Jun 15 '12 at 3:23
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