Definition of true-blue in US English:



  • Unwavering in one's commitment; extremely loyal.

    ‘I'm a dyed-in-the-wool, true-blue patriot’
    • ‘Only true-blue supporters are allowed into his rallies.’
    • ‘These are the true blue supporters who are at the heart of the scene.’
    • ‘Nothing hurts worse than finding out your true-blue isn't so true.’
    • ‘Are these signs of a super-solid friendship - or warning signs a friendship that was once true-blue is turning true-glue?’
    • ‘Nearly everybody I count as a friend from the first few decades of my life is still true-blue.’
    • ‘James, being a true blue Georgie won't dream of supporting any team other than Newcastle.’
    • ‘Plus, people will wonder: If you aren't loyal to your own sis, what kind of a true-blue bud could you possibly be?’
    • ‘A true-blue bud makes your life easier, not more confusing and painful.’
    • ‘If you two are true-blue, before long you'll feel like you were never even apart.’
    • ‘Some uncles were devoted New Deal Democrats and others true-blue Republicans.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Padraig was a true blue follower of the games and was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever the need arose.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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/ˈˌtru ˈblu//ˈˌtro͞o ˈblo͞o/