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come from nowhere

To arrive or emerge unexpectedly. That car came from nowhere, and by the time I saw it, I couldn't stop. I wasn't expecting this job offer at all—it really came from nowhere.
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come from nowhere

to come as a surprise with no warning. The dogs came from nowhere and attacked my cat. The whole set of problems came from nowhere. There was no way we could have foreseen them.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Objects coming from nowhere would be thrown at visitors.
From immersive storytelling to a robot challenging humans in basketball, the clear message from Dubai Internet City (DIC) isn't just about technology - it's more about the fact that these innovations are coming from nowhere else but locally-nourished firms.
Nominated by Farhan, Munna Michael' star Nidhhi Agerwal wrote, "I have always been obsessed with cinema, becoming an actor was an impossible dream coming from nowhere. It took me a lot of courage and of course being crazy to think I could actually become one and leave home to pursue my dream.
From rehearsals to the actual performances, dancers have found themselves stumbling on stage due to winds coming from nowhere blowing up their pants.
The 12-year-old, a tremendously gritty performer who announced himself as an exciting staying prospect when coming from nowhere to win the 2011 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle at the festival, had been running well of late in point-topoints for trainer Pat Doyle.
After coming from nowhere to win the Munster title, Cork were in control for long periods against the Deise at Croke Park.
His uncle, Mike Courtney, told(https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/03/22/family-of-austin-bombing-suspect-expresses-shock/) Manila Bulletin , the Philippines' largest broadsheet newspaper: "I mean this is coming from nowhere. We just don't know what.
How are you supposed to see them when they are dressed all in black, with no lights on their bikes, coming from nowhere straight into your path?
"He also won the last Route du Rhum on a Class 40, so he is not coming from nowhere and it will be good to have his feedback on our boat." Before heading to Cowes on the Isle of Wight for the Fastnet start, final preparations have included sail testing -- the Class 40s are limited to eight sails when racing, so selecting the ones that will maximise performance is crucial.
On the playing side, Galvin reckons their work rate dipped in 2014 and 2015 after coming from nowhere to take the 2013 All-Ireland.
MANY of us will have experienced the sensation of hearing sounds that seem to be coming from nowhere other than deep inside our own heads and ears - perhaps a high-pitched ringing, or hissing sound.
DEAR Editor, Jonathan Walker, writing on the forthcoming General Election, stated: "...it could suggest that UKIP has a chance of coming from nowhere and winning the seats for themselves." (Post, January 15) Post Nowhere?
The takes are exciting with fish coming from nowhere to attack your offerings, sometimes slashing at them wildly, other times taking them deliberately.
Aarons has been the surprise star of the summer for Newcastle, coming from nowhere to stake a claim for the first-team squad despite having never played a minute of senior football.
In everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right, and you turned out to be wrong." In his last election victory speech he said that he delivered a knockout blow in Bradford West coming from nowhere to win the seat with a huge 36 percent swing.