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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.
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into the wild 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 wild blue yonder.
See also: blue, wild, yonder

into the wide blue yonder

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into the wild blue yonder

LITERARY
If someone goes into the wide blue yonder or into the wild blue yonder, they go somewhere that is far away and not known to them. Sailing into the wide blue yonder, Colin discovered his very own desert island. They packed their bags and headed for the airport and the wild 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
References in classic literature ?
Now, go thy ways, and deal as thou wilt with yonder man.
Well, sir, I don't know--I think likely you'd fetch the captain of the watch may be, because he's a-standing right yonder in the way.
And do you, good fellows, shoot boldly round; a buck and a butt of wine are ready for your refreshment in yonder tent, when the prize is won.
Sith it be no better,'' said Locksley, ``I am content to try my fortune; on condition that when I have shot two shafts at yonder mark of Hubert's, he shall be bound to shoot one at that which I shall propose.
Some the Great Spirit made with skins brighter and redder than yonder sun," continued Magua, pointing impressively upward to the lurid luminary, which was struggling through the misty atmosphere of the horizon; "and these did He fashion to His own mind.
Be deaf to yonder artful and remorseless monster, who poisons thy ears with falsehoods to feed his thirst for blood.
You shall do this,' said the old woman: 'to-morrow morning, at the first light, you shall go up to yonder mountain,' and she pointed to the mountain where you are now, stranger, on which the stone Witch sits forever waiting for the world to die.
And I can see men-at-arms in yonder boats which ply betwixt the vessel and the shore.
There is a very proper cog out yonder," said Sir Nigel, "it would be a very strange thing if any ship were not a war-ship when it had such men as these upon her decks.
But first barricade the first door well; then we will follow yonder cavalier.
Stay, yonder she is, where you see a group of partisans.
It will be wise, friend, to make a cover, lest the sons of the squatter should be out skirting on our trail, and, as you well know, there is some reason to fear yonder thicket contains a sight that may horrify a woman's mind.
The squatter and his brood have left a strong scent on the earth," said the old man, watching as he spoke for some signal from his learned pioneer to follow; "I hope yonder school-bred man knows enough to remember the errand on which I have sent him.
Well, my friend, I shall go over yonder, and with my forty men, I shall carry him off, pack him up, and bring him into France, where two modes of proceeding present themselves to my dazzled eyes.
And if I should die yonder -- if I should be killed by a musket-ball -- if I should burst from drinking beer?