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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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The Moon's shadow rushes toward you, the sky darkens, planets and bright stars shine forth, and then, as the last sliver of the bright Sun is covered, the corona flashes into view. The black disk of the Moon is surrounded by the magnificent "pearly mist," sometimes symmetrical, sometimes sending out long streamers.
Between the trees it flashes into view, with a stack or two standing over the branches - a compact, square complex of industrial architecture, neat, clean, geometrically exact.
Its rapt scanning of the Orientalist ornamentation of a sauna suddenly breaks down as the camera enters an exercise room crammed with NordicTrack machines and braying wide-screen televisions; incongruously, Auto-Tune crooner T-Pain flashes into view. The film suggests an ethnography of conspicuous consumption, and yet even here Pandian's work establishes a critical multi-valence in which the elemental--the optical patterns of the ornamentation and video screens, the obliterating light of the sun, the mounds of earth--retains its delirious force, untransformed.