the wide blue yonder

into the wide blue yonder

To a location far away that is appealingly unknown and mysterious. I often dream about selling all my possessions, buying a plane ticket to Europe, and setting off into the wide blue yonder.
See also: blue, wide, yonder

the wide (or wild) blue yonder

the sky or sea; the far or unknown distance.
The phrase comes from ‘Army Air Corps’ ( 1939 ), a song by Robert Crawford : ‘Off we go into the wild blue yonder, Climbing high into the sun’.
See also: blue, wide, yonder
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Soon you will venture into the wide blue yonder. Meanwhile, there should be wonderful news from afar today.
Soon you will venture into the wide blue yonder. There should be wonderful news from afar today.
As the frame is metal, she had also taken to using it as a climbing frame before launching herself into the wide blue yonder for acrobatic free fall on to the mattress.
But as Nasdaq continued to soar into the wide blue yonder (not altogether dissimilar to South Sea Company shares), he proceeded to cover those shorts and subsequently went long the technology market.
SHORE THING: Go into the wide blue yonder with the pale blue First Dawn, Dulux Matt Emulsion, PS18.98 for 2.5 litres (08444 817 817/www.dulux.co.uk).
Anywhere north of here looks good, be it an Aussie camping holiday, a weekend away, or a jump across the wide blue yonder to north of the equator.
But there is something about this time of year which compels you to get off the sofa and head out into the wide blue yonder. It could be jogging along the seafront, spending a leisurely Sunday running around the village cricket pitch or recreating Wimbledon with your friends at the tennis club.
Then, out of the wide blue yonder, he goes and punches Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen in the midriff, a blow Audley Harrison would love to repeat tonight, and incurs a threematch ban.
I would suggest to Mr Berman and co that they collect these and head off out of the area into the wide blue yonder - sooner rather than later.
"Ann came down to the ledge, I came in front of the sheep so she wouldn't jump into the wide blue yonder. But she didn't try to get away.
Those yearning to go into the wide blue yonder on a restored B-17 Flying Fortress can reserve a spot on the Liberty Belle, which will offer 45-minute flights during a visit to Eugene on Saturday.
Rory McIlroy drives into the wide blue yonder on the fourth hole at Kingsbarns in Fife
Coupled with that, the issue of there being only a thin layer of canvas and wood between me and the wide blue yonder was also a little nervewracking.
Above, the pelicans and swifts, and the wide blue yonder. Heavenly.
Accompanied by his Sultan of Spin Alastair Campbell, this Glum and Glummer double act of international relations would be off into the wide blue yonder on yet another tight-lipped, sombre-faced mission of global peace.