Anyone know what "blue sky" (used as a verb) means? I'll use it in a sentence:
"So we threw out as many ideas as possible and once we were all on the same page, we decided to blue-sky it and go from there?"
I Googled, and came up with nothing. Some context: It was a "roundtable" session during a seminar; remark made by a marketing person (not from my company). I assume it's a variation of the old "run it up the flagpole", but I can't be sure. The whole conversation made me want to write a "top ten business slang words" post, bursting with razor-sharp sardonic humor, skewering the workplace in 2007, but I'm really not all that razor-sharp today. I'm more like a butter knife (the butter would need to be room temperature). So I'll welcome comment from anyone who's heard this phrase in a similar context. Did you know what it meant? If not, did you ask? Did you reach across the table and grab the person and scream "Blue-adjective! Sky-noun! NEITHER BLUE NOR SKY NOR ANY COMBINATION OF THE TWO ARE VERBS! TAKE AN ESL CLASS!"