from nowhere

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Definition of from nowhere

1 : from an unlikely beginning Starting from nowhere, he built a very successful business.
2 : in a sudden and unexpected way The horse came from nowhere to win the race. From out of nowhere he asked her if she was having an affair.

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“From nowhere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/from%20nowhere. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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