blue blood

(redirected from Blue Bloods)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

blue blood

A member of a wealthy, upper-class family or ancestry. That senator is a blue blood, so of course he doesn't understand the common man's concerns.
See also: blood, blue

blue blood

 
1. Fig. the blood [heredity] of a noble family; aristocratic ancestry. The earl refuses to allow anyone who is not of blue blood to marry his son. Although Mary's family is poor, she has blue blood in her veins.
2. Fig. a person of aristocratic or wealthy ancestry. Because his great-grandparents made millions, he is regarded as one of the city's blue bloods.
See also: blood, blue

blue blood

Of high or noble birth. The term is a translation of the Spanish sangre azul, which was applied to Spain’s pure-blooded aristocrats, meaning those whose ancestors had not intermarried with the Moors. Consequently they were fairly light-skinned and their veins showed bluer through the skin than those in Spaniards of mixed blood. The expression was used in England from the early nineteenth century, and was, like so many, satirized by W. S. Gilbert (Iolanthe, 1882, where Lord Tolloller is complaining that the fair maid Phyllis is not impressed by his title): “Blue blood! blue blood! When virtuous love is sought thy power is naught, though dating from the Flood, blue blood!”
See also: blood, blue
References in periodicals archive ?
At the same time, Blue Bloods can be quite critical of the NYPD.
CREDIT:(http://au.IBTimes.com/archives/articles/reporters/janice-somosot/) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8YHWv9tGew) YouTube/ (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLSLEMHlToY9OUVpjJzpVCg) Blue Bloods
BLUE BLOODS has been a tower of ratings strength and success on CBS for four seasons, said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer for CBS Corporation.
The Internet Movie Database, or IMDb also (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4335042/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm) reports that Nancy Sun (Western Union Manager), Kelly Tuohy (Waitress), Matthew Minierio (TJ), Phillip JM Chorba (Hotel Manager) and Kevin McCormick (Randall "Ghost" Sykes) will make an appearance in "Blue Bloods" Season 5, episode 12 "Home Sweet Home."
This is the "Blue Bloods" Season 5 recap of episode 11 "Baggage." Click (http://www.cbs.com/shows/blue_bloods/video/EpxePO1KFmCph2TbLHGKTN2eNxd_c48O/blue-bloods-baggage/) HERE to watch "Blue Bloods" Season 5, episode 11 "Baggage" from the show's official website at CBS.
The climactic battle with Lucifer and the Leviathan is strangely anticlimactic, and the revelation that Bliss must find "the wolves" and bring them to join the Blue Bloods' battle is an eye-roller in these post-Twilight days.
"Blue Bloods" starring Donnie Wahlberg (Daniel "Danny" Reagan, Tom Selleck (Francis "Frank" Reagan), Will Estes (Jamison "Jamie" Reagan, Len Cariou (Henry Reagan) and Bridget Moynahan (Erin Reagan) will air "Sins of the Father" (Season 5, episode 10) on Friday, Jan.
Under the provisional show title Lost Royals, Bond will explore "the shame and fear surrounding the mystery blue bloods".
"Blue Bloods" starring Donnie Wahlberg (Daniel "Danny" Reagan, Will Estes (Jamison "Jamie" Reagan, Tom Selleck (Francis "Frank" Reagan), Bridget Moynahan (Erin Reagan) and Len Cariou (Henry Reagan) will air "Under the Gun" (Season 5, episode 9) on Friday, Dec.
"Blue Bloods" starring Donnie Wahlberg (Daniel "Danny" Reagan), Bridget Moynahan (Erin Reagan), Will Estes (Jamie Reagan) and Tom Selleck (Francis "Frank" Reagan) aired "Power of the Press" (Season 5, episode8) on Friday, Nov.
"Blue Bloods" starring Donnie Wahlberg (Daniel "Danny" Reagan, Tom Selleck (Francis "Frank" Reagan), Len Cariou (Henry Reagan), Will Estes (Jamison "Jamie" Reagan) and Bridget Moynahan (Erin Reagan) will air "Power of the Press" (Season 5, episode 8) on Friday, Nov.
"Blue Bloods" starring Tom Selleck (Francis "Frank" Reagan) and Donnie Wahlberg (Daniel "Danny" Reagan) aired "Shoot The Messenger" (Season 5, episode 7) on Friday, Nov.
"Blue Bloods" starring Donnie Wahlberg (Daniel "Danny" Reagan), Tom Selleck (Francis "Frank" Reagan), Will Estes (Jamison "Jamie" Reagan), Len Cariou (Henry Reagan) and Bridget Moynahan (Erin Reagan) will air "Shoot the Messenger" (Season 5, episode 7) on Friday, Nov.