out of nowhere

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

out of nowhere

  1. (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, chapter 12, in Uneasy Money:
      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”, in The Guardian (London)[1]:
      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.