out of nowhere (not comparable)
- (idiomatic) In an unexpected or inexplicable manner of arrival or occurrence.
- 1906, Jack London, "Brown Wolf,"
- It had been no easy matter when he first drifted in mysteriously out of nowhere to their little mountain cottage.
- 1916, P. G. Wodehouse, Uneasy Money, ch. 12,
- Mr Pickering's 'Hi!' came out of nowhere and hit him like a torpedo.
2015 May 25, Daniel Taylor, “Norwich reach Premier League after early blitz sees off Middlesbrough”, The Guardian (London):
- The opening goal came out of nowhere and, buoyed, it was a lovely sequence of crisp passes that culminated in Steven Whittaker playing in Nathan Redmond to double the lead.
unexpectedly or unexplicably