Definition of true-blue in English:



  • 1Unwavering in one's commitment; extremely loyal.

    ‘I'm a dyed-in-the-wool, true-blue patriot’
    ‘reformers will never convince the true-blue royalists’
    • ‘Are these signs of a super-solid friendship - or warning signs a friendship that was once true-blue is turning true-glue?’
    • ‘Padraig was a true blue follower of the games and was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever the need arose.’
    • ‘These are the true blue supporters who are at the heart of the scene.’
    • ‘A true-blue bud makes your life easier, not more confusing and painful.’
    • ‘And while it is impossible to have dozens and dozens of very close friends, it is ideal to have many different friends along with a handful of true-blue ones.’
    • ‘If you two are true-blue, your bond is about to become couple-crazy fun.’
    • ‘She remained a true-blue friend through thick and thin, and I was so in love with her and Britta, and that led to complications.’
    • ‘Being a true-blue New Englander, where a newly-encountered person is considered to be the enemy until they can prove otherwise, this left me in with quite a dilemma.’
    • ‘Plus, people will wonder: If you aren't loyal to your own sis, what kind of a true-blue bud could you possibly be?’
    • ‘If you two are true-blue, before long you'll feel like you were never even apart.’
    • ‘His remarks elicited cheers from the true-blue supporters in the audience, but only at the expense of alienating every single other person in the country.’
    • ‘Some uncles were devoted New Deal Democrats and others true-blue Republicans.’
    • ‘James, being a true blue Georgie won't dream of supporting any team other than Newcastle.’
    • ‘Only true-blue supporters are allowed into his rallies.’
    • ‘Nothing hurts worse than finding out your true-blue isn't so true.’
    • ‘Nearly everybody I count as a friend from the first few decades of my life is still true-blue.’
    • ‘If Missouri is the land of ‘devotion to individual liberty,’ then I fear the attorney general is not a true-blue son of his home state.’
    staunch, loyal, faithful, stalwart, committed, card-carrying, confirmed, dyed-in-the-wool, devoted, dedicated, firm, steadfast, dependable, reliable, trusty, steady, constant, unswerving, unwavering, unfaltering
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    1. 1.1British Staunchly loyal to the Conservative Party.
      ‘true-blue constituencies’
      • ‘A council leader facing a court case has sensationally stood down for health reasons - leaving true-blue Prestbury with no Tory candidate in next month's elections.’
      • ‘As it was, the true blue constituency was a Conservative walkover with three Tory candidates winning the three seats up for grabs.’
      • ‘As for favourite colours, she is still a true-blue Tory.’
      • ‘The true blue Daily Mail, described the episode yesterday as ‘the humiliation from the enemy within’.’
      • ‘His younger brother Paul, however, has transmuted from true-blue Tory to one of Labour's boys.’
      • ‘She was also a governor for no less than 14 schools and a true-blue Conservative who avoided wearing red at all costs.’
      • ‘Aides point out that, in 2001, they took both Tony Benn's old seat in Chesterfield and true-blue Guildford.’
      • ‘Sure there was hardly a more loyalist, true-blue, Protestant street in the whole of Ulster.’
      • ‘But she is loved by the faithful, isn't she the honest true blue leader?’
      • ‘'Back-stabbing and disloyalty,’ lamented another true-blue MP.’
      • ‘Ironically, those are the very three issues which the true blue Daily Telegraph says are the reasons for its decision to support the Conservative party.’
      • ‘The first moment of drama came in Putney early this morning when the Conservatives took back the once true blue seat with a six-point swing which was greeted by raucous cheers in south-west London.’
      • ‘But earlier, divisions between the centrist and true-blue wings of the party were on show.’
      • ‘It has drawn considerable flak from her opponents, some of whom have, quite literally, put much effort into drawing constituents' attention to her true blue calling.’
  • 2Real; genuine.

    ‘the tournament was won by a team of true-blue amateurs’
    • ‘But a real true blue hero and champion human has just left us.’
    • ‘Do not fault me, for all I did was to write a true-blue account of what happened.’
    • ‘Why not reveal the creative side of your true-blue self?’
    • ‘Some of the best true-blue blossoms in the plant kingdom are found in this group.’
    • ‘LIKE SOME true-blue classic songs, it's always the speeches of the great orators that we remember from time to time.’
    • ‘Take time to get to know him, and by all means, let him get to know the true-blue you.’
    • ‘They now need to start living up to their true-blue names.’
    • ‘Indeed, she was a true-blue sportswoman, always participating in sports even outside of school, at private clubs.’


  • A staunchly loyal supporter of the Conservative Party.

    • ‘Glad you were in the front row - I'm sure you are a true blue.’
    • ‘‘It's heading in the right direction,’ was the rallying cry from the Tory campaign team but in this election it was the Liberal Democrats and not the true blues who were gaining from the anti-Labour swing.’
    • ‘After experiencing more than a dozen campaigns the true blue told the Evening Press that the Prime Minister's party had his backing this time around.’