blue-chip

blue-chip
adjective
extremely valuable
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Rembrandt is considered a blue-chip artist

Similar to: ↑valuable

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
Etymology: blue chip
1. : of or relating to a blue chip

with the blue-chip stocks at record levels, many companies were paying dividends amounting to only 3 percent of their stock purchase price — Time

2. : being among the leaders in some class : being among the most consistently profitable or successful in some field of activity

the blue-chip organizations of the electrical world — Iron Age

blue-chip farm lands — Wall Street Journal

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/blooh"chip'/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or constituting a blue chip.
2. having outstanding or exemplary qualities within a specified category; leading: a group of blue-chip scientists; blue-chip stock.
[1930-35]

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blueˈ-chip noun
A term applied to the most reliable industrial shares, or to anything of high value or prestige (also adjective)
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Main Entry:blue

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blue-chip adjective

blue-chip company shares

Thesaurus: words used to describe businesses and companieshyponym
Main entry: blue chip

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1. a flat, blue disk, used as a counter, usually of the highest value, in poker and certain other gambling games.
2. a) a stock issued by a well-established corporation having substantial assets, usually high-priced and considered especially safe for investment. b) Figurative: »

Religion like many other things is blooming in America; it is a blue chip (Harper's).

blue-chip «BLOO CHIHP», adjective.
1. of or having to do with a blue chip: »

blue-chip investments, blue-chip stocks.

2. Figurative: a blue-chip corporation.

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adj. [attrib.] denoting companies or their shares considered to be a reliable investment, though less secure than gilt-edged stock
of the highest quality

blue-chip art

Origin:
early 20th cent. (originally U.S.): from the blue chip used in gambling games, which usually has a high value

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adj, always used before a noun
1 : valuable and likely to make a good profit : not likely to cause investors to lose money

blue-chip companies/stocks

2 chiefly US : very good :excellent

a blue-chip [=first-class, first-rate] artist/athlete/wine

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ˌblue-ˈchip adjective only before noun (finance)
a blue-chip investment is thought to be safe and likely to make a profit

blue-chip companies

 
Word Origin:
[blue-chip] early 20th cent. (originally US): from the blue chip used in gambling games, which usually has a high value.

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