pull (someone or something) out of a hat

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pull (someone or something) out of a hat

To select someone or something entirely at random. I don't understand why our company is being targeted. It's as if the IRS pulled us out of a hat to scrutinize! It doesn't really matter who gets promoted to assistant manager—just pull a name out of a hat for all I care!
See also: hat, of, out, pull