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beam down

To be sent to Earth via teleportation, as in stereotypical portrayals of aliens coming to Earth from their spaceship. This humorous phrase usually suggests that one is crazy. Did he just beam down from outer space? There's no way that plan will work!
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Paris Hilton beamed down from Planet Hollywood along with Desperate Housewives coat-hanger Nicolette Sheridan to add a spot of glamour to the National TV Awards.
Satellite signals beamed down to military warplanes, unmanned aircraft, ground stations or vehicles are affected by a range of disruptive phenomena--enemy jammers, atmospheric white noise or weather.
The pictures were hurriedly beamed down so Nasa could determine whether Discovery's belly sustained any launch damage from ice or insulating foam from the fuel tank.
Beamed down from a higher culture to sit in judgment alongside Ladette to Lady deputy headmistress Rosemary Shrager, former Times restaurant critic Jonathan Meades was excruciatingly out of place.
And as the autumn sun beamed down through the trees, they were hard at work installing the massive chillers needed to create the rink.
Brothers Luke and Jake Shepherd, aged seven and four, from Brookfield, gazed in star-struck amazement as the two aliens beamed down on them.
NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) is responsible for capturing and managing the terabytes of data beamed down every day by 5 orbiting satellites, observing the land surface, oceans, biosphere and atmosphere of the Earth.
Until the Queer Eye beamed down on it, Bravo's biggest star was James Lipton, whose weekly fawnfest, Inside the Actors Studio, was the only thing drawing an audience.
Monsters, Bond girls, sci-fi stars and cult characters have beamed down to the Midlands for a wacky weekend.
As the sun beamed down Andrey Bezruchenko, part of the visiting Moscow State Circus, attempted to make the longest distance somersault from a trampoline.
Their solution would permit satellite companies to broadcast "local-to-local" so long as they beamed down all the area's stations, a satellite version of cable's must-carry rules.
Kirk beamed down to some backward but Eden-like planet, took up with a cute alien gal and tried to prevent the place from being ruined by some off-world threat.
This, from an essay entitled "Culture": "I remember when we first arrived here on the Starship Brigitte how we beamed down on a 4/4 beat, how we used to stay up all night, high on rhubarb, playing our music and watching the eyes in the dark, encircling our campfire.
Trouble is, most of the Coralli-Perrot choreography for Giselle and Albrecht's solos and duets has been retained, which makes the couple look as if they have been beamed down from another era.
Beauty Alfre Woodard kept a big secret from her fans when she beamed down to Scotland.