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thin air

A figurative phrase used to suggest nothingness or nonexistence. I had no idea she'd researched the budget so thoroughly—she pulled that report out of thin air. I didn't see Mike leave the party, he just disappeared into thin air.
See also: air, thin
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A simple and direct narration read by Liam Neeson (written by Tim Cahill and co-producer/co-director Stephen Judson) explains the demands and dangers of thin-air climbing and the techniques required to cross different kinds of terrain.
Examining the developed film, he found that his thin-air focusing technique was repeatable within 0.
But that technique works only on a star and is more time-consuming than the thin-air approach of the Taurus camera.