out of thin air


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out of thin air

From nothing, as of something that has suddenly materialized. You need to work hard—opportunities don't just come out of thin air.
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out of thin air

Fig. out of nowhere; out of nothing. Suddenly—out of thin air—the messenger appeared. You just made that excuse up out of thin air.
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out of thin air

COMMON If something appears out of thin air, it appears suddenly and unexpectedly. A crisis had materialised out of thin air. Auster spins stories out of thin air. Note: You can also say that something appears from thin air. Thirteen years ago, with her children almost grown up, she found herself having to conjure a career from thin air.
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