come out of nowhere


: to arise or happen very surprisingly and unexpectedly
That question came out of nowhere.
a company that has come out of nowhere to become one of the leaders in the industry

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Recent Examples on the Web By his mid-20s, Arenas, a second-round draft pick in 2001, had come out of nowhere to make three All-N.B.A. and three All-Star teams and was one of the most exciting young players in the league. Sopan Deb, New York Times, 28 Apr. 2023 Spotify is using NFTs to curate playlists, a liquidator is selling NFTs to recover losses at a bankrupt hedge fund, and a new NFT marketplace called Blur has come out of nowhere to take the crown of longtime top dog OpenSea. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune Crypto, 24 Feb. 2023 Bear market rallies come out of nowhere such as this one did in the last week. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 27 May 2022 Changes to your body and surprising symptoms can come out of nowhere. Maya Polton, Parents, 14 June 2023 Councilman Mike Ungar noted that this seemed to come out of nowhere, with Boland pointing out that the houses also need to remain affordable for first-time homebuyers by being built in the $180,000 to $200,000 price range and sold for $200,000 to $235,000. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 5 Oct. 2021 My preference for stationary bikes didn't come out of nowhere, either. Jasmine Gomez,, 7 June 2023 This was a good match, but the finish seemed to come out of nowhere. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 24 July 2022 But first Johnson had to answer a question that puzzled him: How could a strain of bacteria come out of nowhere and sweep through the entire industry? Bernice Yeung, ProPublica, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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“Come out of nowhere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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