“They just contacted me out of the blue.”

English Lesson: They just contacted me out of the blue.

You just started a new job. Your friend asks you how you found it. You tell her that a recruiting company contacted you unexpectedly a few months ago.

They just contacted me out of the blue.

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contact (someone)

To "contact" someone means to call, email, or send a letter to them. Those words are all specific, but "contact" can mean all three.

In more casual speech, the phrase "get in touch with ___" can be used to mean "contact ___".

(something) just (does something)

One of the many ways to use the word "just" is to talk about something that happens suddenly:

He was there, and then he just vanished.

It just stopped working all of a sudden.

out of the blue

This idiom means ‘suddenly’ or ‘unexpectedly'.

And then out of the blue she decided she wanted to be a nurse instead.

He was doing fine and then out of the blue started getting these severe pains.