out of thin air

Meaning(s)

1. appear out of nothing or in a sudden and unexpected way

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pluck something out of thin air

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Something which appears out of or comes out of thin air arrives unexpectedly or seems to materialise from nothing. This is a popular idiom used more often in informal contexts.

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  1. Liam asked me to invest £20,000 into his business to help keep it afloat. He must think I can conjure money out of thin air!
  2. You have to work hard to create opportunities for yourself. You can't just expect them to appear out of thin air.
  3. I really don't think Jane put any effort or planning into coming up with that idea. She seemed to just pluck it out of thin air.

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  1. The man seemed to come from the shadows as if appearing from thin air.
  2. The magician performed an incredible trick where he pulled a playing card out of thin air.

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