blue blazes

Australian Slang
pl n intensifier: "What the blue blazes are you doing?"; "drove like blue blazes"

English dialects glossary. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Blue Blazes — Infobox Film name = Blue Blazes image size = caption = director = Raymond Kane Buster Keaton (uncredited) producer = Al Christie E. W. Hammons writer = David Freedman narrator = starring = Buster Keaton music = cinematography = Dwight Warren… …   Wikipedia

  • Blue blazes — pl n intensifier: What the blue blazes are you doing? ; drove like blue blazes …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • blue blazes — n. hell. □ You can go straight to blue blazes as far as I care. □ It’s as hot as blazes here …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • like blue blazes — American & Australian, old fashioned if someone or something does something like blue blazes, they do it a lot. This sweater itches like blue blazes …   New idioms dictionary

  • hot as blue blazes — If something s as hot as blue blazes, it s extremely hot …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hot as blue blazes —    If something s as hot as blue blazes, it s extremely hot.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • (the) blue blazes — old fashioned, informal if you start a question with what/who/why etc. the blazes, you show that you are very surprised or angry about the thing you are asking about. What the blazes are they doing up on the roof? …   New idioms dictionary

  • blue — /blu / (say blooh) noun 1. the pure hue of clear sky; deep azure (between green and violet in the spectrum). 2. Also, washing blue. a substance, as indigo, used to whiten clothes in laundering them. 3. a blue thing. 4. a person who wears blue, or …   Australian English dictionary

  • blue — 1 /blu:/ adjective 1 COLOUR the colour of the clear sky or of the sea on a fine day: the blue waters of the lake | a dark blue raincoat 2 SAD (not before noun) informal sad and without hope; depressed (1a): That song always makes me feel blue. 3… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blazes — /ˈbleɪzəz/ (say blayzuhz) Colloquial –plural noun 1. hell. –phrase 2. go to blazes, (an exclamation of dismissal, contempt, anger, etc.) 3. (in) the (blue) blazes, (an intensifier): *Well what the blazes do you want to come in here looking like… …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.