Chiefly Poker. a blue-colored chip of high value.
a common stock issued by a major company that has financial strength, stability against fluctuations, and a good record of dividend payments: regarded as a low-risk investment.
a secure and valuable item or property held in reserve:
The airfield was a blue chip in the struggle for military supremacy.
of, relating to, or constituting a blue chip.
having outstanding or exemplary qualities within a specified category; leading:
a group of blue-chip scientists; blue-chip stock.
Contemporary Examples

The 1 Percent of the 1 Percent Michael Tomasky June 23, 2013
How Twitter Got Huge Daniel Gross November 6, 2013
Starbucks’ Effort to Solve the Fiscal Cliff Probably Won’t Work Daniel Gross December 25, 2012
History’s 13 Most Hated Companies The Daily Beast June 21, 2010
From Katrina to the Clink: Ex New Orleans Mayor Heads to Prison Jason Berry February 12, 2014
The New Rules of the Game for CEOs Daniel Gross November 10, 2012
John Roberts Upholds Obamacare and Rises Above Partisanship Howard Kurtz June 27, 2012
Joe Paterno Was a Dictator: Penn State Deserved Its Punishment Buzz Bissinger July 23, 2012

Historical Examples

The Love of Frank Nineteen David Carpenter Knight

a gambling chip with the highest value

a stock considered reliable with respect to both dividend income and capital value
(as modifier): a blue-chip company

(modifier) denoting something considered to be a valuable asset


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