out of nowhere

idiom

1
: from an unlikely beginning
She rose to fame out of nowhere.
2
: in a sudden and unexpected way
The car came out of nowhere!
Suddenly, out of nowhere, she offered me the job.
From out of nowhere he asked her if she was having an affair.

Examples of out of nowhere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since seemingly appearing out of nowhere that summer, Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin, and Hyein — who are all between ages 15 and 19 — have taken K-pop by storm. Kristine Kwak, Rolling Stone, 26 June 2023 Her love for acting and storytelling didn’t come out of nowhere — it was divinely placed because she was meant to be on our screens. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 22 June 2023 The rise of celebrity fights The Musk vs. Zuck fight hasn’t sprung out of nowhere—it was prompted by rivalry between the brands owned by the two. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 22 June 2023 There have been reports of shadowy figures appearing and disappearing out of nowhere, strange liquid oozing down the walls, and more. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 22 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for out of nowhere 

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“Out of nowhere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20nowhere. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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