out\ of\ thin\ air

out\ of\ thin\ air
adv. phr.
Out of nothing or from nowhere.

The teacher scolded Dick because his story was made out of thin air.

On the way home from town, Tom saw a house standing on the lot that had been empty that morning; it seemed to have appeared out of thin air.

Compare: into thin air

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  • out of thin air — adverb from non existent, unknown or hidden resources They dont seem to want to work to earn a living. They think they can make money out of thin air. Syn: out of nowhere …   Wiktionary

  • thin air — noun nowhere to be found in a giant void it vanished into thin air • Hypernyms: ↑nothingness, ↑void, ↑nullity, ↑nihility * * * thin air Into (or out of) nothing or nothingness ● thin * * * used to refer to the state of being invisible or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thin air — noun The insubstantial atmosphere as a metaphor for an unknown location See Also: into thin air, out of thin air, out of the blue …   Wiktionary

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  • disappear into thin air — disappear/vanish into thin air out of thin air if something appears or is made out of thin air, it suddenly and mysteriously appears or is made. He ran away eight years ago and it was as though he vanished into thin air. Have you seen my… …   New idioms dictionary

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