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British pronunciation/ˌaʊtəv θˈɪn ˈeə/
American pronunciation/ˌaʊɾəv θˈɪn ˈɛɹ/
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in a way that is sudden and often unreal

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out of thin air definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "out of thin air" and when to use it?

The idiom "out of thin air" is used to suggest that something has been produced or materialized seemingly from nowhere. It is often used to describe ideas, solutions, or objects that have been generated unexpectedly or surprisingly.

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The magician performed tricks that seemed to conjure up objects out of thin air.
The detective seemed to conjure the suspect's alibi out of thin air, which left everyone puzzled.
When asked about his retirement plans, he seemed to pluck a date out of thin air, saying he'd retire on the 27th of October.
The magician pulled a bouquet of flowers out of thin air, leaving the audience in awe of his skills.
She came up with that brilliant business idea out of thin air during our brainstorming session.
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