English translation of '晴天霹雳'
a bolt from the blue
⇒ 她父亲去世的消息对她来说是晴天霹雳。(Tā fùqīn qùshì de xiāoxi duì tā lái shuō shì qíngtiān pīlì.)
The news that her father had died came like a bolt from the blue.
Translation of 晴天霹雳 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary