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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.
See also: blue, wide, yonder

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 ?
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."
"And if I should die yonder -- if I should be killed by a musket-ball -- if I should burst from drinking beer?"
"No; for whatever store I set by it, Planchet, I may lose my skin yonder, and you will lose all.
"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.
"And I can see men-at-arms in yonder boats which ply betwixt the vessel and the shore.
As the life and good fame of yonder man were in your hands there seemed no choice to me, save to be silent in accordance with your behest.
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."
``Fellow,'' said Prince John, ``I guessed by thy insolent babble that thou wert no true lover of the longbow, and I see thou darest not adventure thy skill among such merry-men as stand yonder.''
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.''
"You see that gourd hanging against yonder tree, major; if you are a marksman fit for the borders, let me see you break its shell!"
"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.
This I know of you now in my hour of death: you shall be a wanderer for a few years of your life, child of Siguyana, and wandering in another land you shall die a man's death, and not such a death as yonder witch has given to me.' Then, having spoken thus, he lifted up his head, looked at me, and with a great groan he died.