blue print

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blue print (plural blue prints)

  1. Dated form of blueprint.
    • 1928: Men who can read blue prints are at a premium everywhere in this six billion dollar field. (Ad in Popular Science, March 1928)
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, chapter XV, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
      [Jeeves] was miffed because he wasn't the brains behind this binge, the blue prints for it having been laid down by a rival. Even great men have their weaknesses.