true-blue


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true-blue

(tro͞o′blo͞o′)
adj.
Loyal or faithful; staunch.

[From the adoption of the color blue by 17th-century Scottish Presbyterians in opposition to the Royalists' red.]

true-blue

adj
unwaveringly or staunchly loyal, esp to a person, a cause, etc
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly Brit a staunch royalist or Conservative

true′ blue′


n.
a person who is true-blue.
[1665–75]

true′-blue′



adj.
unwaveringly loyal or faithful.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.true-blue - marked by unswerving loyaltytrue-blue - marked by unswerving loyalty; "a true-blue American"; "a reliable true-blue country club conservative"
loyal - steadfast in allegiance or duty; "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him"

true-blue

adjective staunch, confirmed, constant, devoted, dedicated, loyal, faithful, orthodox, uncompromising, trusty, unwavering, dyed-in-the-wool He is true-blue when it comes to football.
Translations

true-blue

[ˈtruːˈbluː]
A. ADJrancio, de lo más rancio
B. Npartidario/a m/f de lo más leal, partidario/a m/f acérrimo/a

true-blue

[ˌtruːˈbluː] adj (fam) (loyal) → fedele, leale
References in classic literature ?
Squire Brown, be it said, was a true-blue Tory to the backbone, and believed honestly that the powers which be were ordained of God, and that loyalty and steadfast obedience were men's first duties.
Why, sir," replied the captain, "I am a true-blue Protestant, and I thank God for it.
Indeed, by standing on tiptoe I could catch a glimpse of some of the peaks of the still bluer and more distant mountain ranges in the northwest, those true-blue coins from heaven's own mint, and also of some portion of the village.
True-blue Matt Bomer fans claimed Charlie Hunnam was inadequate as Christian Grey.
With recipes ranging from Butter Rum Apple Cake; Turkey Brew Burgers; and Oriental Chicken with Walnuts; to Cranberry-Zinfandel Punch; Turkey-Veggie Pita Pockets; and Quail in White Wine Sauce, A Slice Of Kentucky offers an extensive overview of true-blue Kentucky cookery.
Mr Davies's own motivation has, not yet been analysed, though the frequency of his true-blue half truths and misquotes indicate his wavelength is close to that of Conservative Central Office ( shallow and irrelevant.
Not the way to treat true-blue, passionate patriots, they say.