Like the "two or three units a day" safe drinking figures these sound like guesstimates plucked from thin air
with no scientific basis at all.
Making up stuff from thin air
certainly requires talent and originality.
When judges get in the business of constructing ``rights'' from thin air
, there's no telling where the fun might end.
MIKE ASHLEY wants pounds 100million for Newcastle, which sounds like a figure plucked from thin air
- just like most of his recent managers.
Finally, MasterCard has asked the court to throw out the retailers' request for billions of dollars in damages, "because it is spun from thin air
, and not based on any facts, let alone marketplace reality," according to Hanft.
How to turn a penny into a radio, make a flood alarm with an aspirin, change milk into plastic, extract water and electricity from thin air
, turn on a TV with your ring, and other amazing feats," the cover boasts, making this as irresistible to readers as the popular Worst-Case Scenarios series.
It was genuinely heartrending, mostly as a tribute to a dead lover but also because it had been spun together from thin air
and--despite the fact that this show, Tillmans's first substantial museum exhibition in his adopted country, on occasion reconstructed entire swaths of previous shows--will probably never be presented in this way again.
Here at last, was an entire ecclesial body publicly acknowledging that vocations to the priesthood don't come from thin air
Pompei was the first in the world to develop the mathematics and advanced engineering that allowed sound to be created literally from thin air
with sound quality and reliability rivaling traditional loudspeakers.