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flash into view

To move or rise into sight, especially from a distance. We'd been walking for hours in the barren desert when a small town finally flashed into view.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flash into view

Fig. to move quickly into view. Suddenly, a doe and her fawn flashed into view. A bright parrot flashed into view and squawked raucously.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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And still the machine hummed on, eating up the distance as ever it flashed into view.
After concentrating on the foxes, I had just about given up on the owls and was making my way back to the car when a short-eared owl suddenly flashed into view.
About 10 minutes into the observation, a sprite 15 [degrees] in length flashed into view near Alpha Hydrae.
Back on the footpath, a peregrine flashed into view. A second bird joined it and we were able to distinguish that the first was the larger female, followed by the male.
Our logo flashed into view FIVE times as Francis went down under "Iron" Mike's flying fists - and gamely kept getting up for more.
Eyeing these as they flashed into view, imaging-team leader Joseph Veverka (Cornell University) was stunned.
As the Moon all but covered the remaining solar limb, first Venus and then Jupiter flashed into view. A fireball of diamond light flared into prominence.