pick (someone or something) out of a hat

pick (someone or something) out of a hat

To select someone or something entirely at random. I don't understand why our company is being targeted. It's as if the IRS picked us out of a hat to scrutinize! It doesn't really matter who gets promoted to assistant manager—just pick a name out of a hat for all I care!
See also: hat, of, out, pick
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pick something out of a hat

select something, especially the winner of a contest, at random.
See also: hat, of, out, pick, something
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pick, etc. something out of a hat

(informal) choose somebody/something completely by chance: We couldn’t decide where to go on holiday so we just picked a place out of a hat.
See also: hat, of, out, something
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