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appear out of thin air

To materialize suddenly or unexpectedly, as from nothing. You need to work hard—opportunities don't just appear out of thin air. The magician's final trick makes it look like he appears out of thin air.
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appear, etc. out of thin ˈair

appear, etc. suddenly from nowhere or nothing: The car seemed to appear out of thin air. I didn’t have time to brake.She seems to conjure wonderful costumes out of thin air.
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In their film Stories Are Propaganda, 2005, a sequence of images shot in China--of a smokestack belching black plumes, of ocean waves crashing to shore, of a rabbit appearing out of thin air in a magician's box--is accompanied by a child's long monologue.