come/crawl out of the woodwork

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Definition of come/crawl out of the woodwork

disapproving
: to appear suddenly usually because one sees an opportunity to get something for oneself As soon as she won the lottery, people started coming out of the woodwork, asking for money.

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“Come/crawl out of the woodwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%2Fcrawl%20out%20of%20the%20woodwork. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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