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come (in) over the transom
To be offered without prior agreement, consent, or arrangement; to be unsolicited or uninvited. Said especially of written works submitted for publication or consideration. My biggest task as an intern was sorting through and usually disposing of amateur works that came over the transom. Any journalist will tell you that a great story doesn't come in over the transom—you have to go and do the leg work to find one.
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But the very best names of all are inquiries coming in over the transom
The company has become hot enough for unsolicited scripts to start coming in over the transom
For once it looks like the tables will be turned and (E&P companies) will just have a huge flow of money coming in over the transom
largely because of these wellhead revenues," Olson said in an interview with NGI.