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Having arrived or emerged 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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out of nowhere

COMMON If someone or something comes from nowhere or out of nowhere, they appear suddenly and unexpectedly. I remember looking both ways before crossing and seeing nothing. The car came from nowhere and hit me. All of these diseases have appeared seemingly out of nowhere, causing much misery and death. The film appeared out of nowhere and looks likely to disappear just as quickly.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012


mod. bad; no good; dull. This place is really nowhere. Let’s go.
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