over the transom


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over the transom

(hyphenated if used before a noun) Without prior agreement, consent, or arrangement; unsolicited or uninvited. Said especially of written works submitted for publication or consideration. My biggest task as an intern was sorting through and usually disposing of amateur works that came over the transom. I could tell the poor kid needed a job, but all I could do was stick his application in with all the other over-the-transom applications.
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over the transom

Without being agreed to; unsolicited: They even publish a few manuscripts that come in over the transom.
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The company has become hot enough for unsolicited scripts to start coming in over the transom.
For once it looks like the tables will be turned and (E&P companies) will just have a huge flow of money coming in over the transom largely because of these wellhead revenues," Olson said in an interview with NGI.
In the Notre Dame business office, accountant Joyce Pruitt said faxes in support of the team have begun to move over the transom.
Leaning over the transom, Whitworth succumbed to his seasickness.