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Meaning of "out of thin air" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OUT OF THIN AIR

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OUT OF THIN AIR

out of sorts
out of square
out of step
out of stock
out of the ark
out of the blue
out of the box
out of the frying pan into the fire
out of the ordinary
out of the question
out of the way
out of the window
out of the wood
out of touch
out of training
out of turn
out of voice
out of whack
out of whole cloth
out of work

WORDS THAT END LIKE OUT OF THIN AIR

a breath of fresh air
castle in the air
clear the air
compressed air
fresh air
hot air
in the air
into thin air
light air
lighter than air
liquid air
off air
off the air
on the air
open air
sea air
take the air
up in the air
walk on air
with one´s nose in the air

Synonyms and antonyms of out of thin air in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «out of thin air» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OUT OF THIN AIR

Find out the translation of out of thin air to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of out of thin air from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «out of thin air» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

无中生有
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de la nada
570 millions of speakers

English

out of thin air
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पतली हवा से बाहर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

من فراغ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

из воздуха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fora do ar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাতলা বাতাসের বাইরে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à partir de rien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keluar dari udara nipis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aus der Luft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

薄い空気のうち
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

희박한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Metu saka udara sing tipis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trong không khí mỏng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மெல்லிய காற்று வெளியே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पातळ हवा बाहेर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Havanın azlığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dal nulla
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

z powietrza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

з повітря
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

din aer
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

από αέρα κοπανιστό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uit die lug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ur luften
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ut av tynn luft
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of out of thin air

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OUT OF THIN AIR»

The term «out of thin air» is regularly used and occupies the 57.057 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OUT OF THIN AIR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «out of thin air» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «out of thin air» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about out of thin air

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OUT OF THIN AIR»

Discover the use of out of thin air in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to out of thin air and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Out of Thin Air:: Dinosaurs, Birds, and Earth's Ancient ...
Ward is an outstanding guide to the process of scientific detection. Audacious and innovative in his thinking, meticulous and thoroughly detailed in his research, only a scientist of his caliber is capable of telling this surprising story.
Peter Ward, 2006
2
Out of thin air: the brief wonderful life of network news
Charts the hit-or-miss development of television network news over the last forty years
Reuven Frank, 1991
3
Out of thin air: a history of Air Products and Chemicals,
The story of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., is exciting--full of struggle, determination, crisis, and heroic endeavor.
Andrew J. Butrica, Deborah G. Douglas, 1990
4
Out of Thin Air: A Story of Big Trees
An explanation of how trees, in particular,the giant sequoia, grow using the elements. It's told in a fun way with colorful cartoon illustrations but with a wealth of scientific information aimed at elementary and middle schoolers.
Nancy Muleady-Mecham, Sandra Kim Muleady, 2009
5
Death out of Thin Air
Two tall tales of mystery, the occult, and death-defying escapes The women of London have taken to wearing thin black bands around their necks.
Clayton Rawson, 2012
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The hidden blueprint of freedom: Free societies don‘t appear ...
Why do we have unique personal freedoms and opportunities in Europe?This book reveals the hidden blueprint of freedom, which is the basis for every free society in human history.
Anton Pototschnik, Thomas Pototschnik, 2013
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Is Our Vision of God Obsolete?
As I said, we can't get blood out of a stone, and we can't create water out of thin air. And even if we could create water out of thin air, the thin air couldn't hold enough of it to cover the entire earth. I also wish to note that there is no evidence  ...
G. R. Pafumi, 2010
8
Mystery of Banking, The
Where did the money come from? It came—and this is the most important single thing to know about modern banking—it came out of thin air. Commercial banks —that is, fractional reserve banks—create money out of thin air. Essentially they ...
Rothbard, Murray N.
9
The Meaning of Helen: In Search of an Ancient Icon
All we ever had of her was a pathetic effigy, modeled out of thin air. OLD SERVANT Wait ... let me get this straight. What do you mean? That we went through all of that . . . for nothing more than a puff of air?51 Here is where myth and reality, ...
Robert E. Meagher, 1995
10
Raising More Money with Newsletters Than You Ever Thought ...
18 Making News Out of Thin Air — ❖ — Hey, it happens. Sometimes there's not enough real news to fill an issue. Here are four, fast ways to brew up "news-like" material that donors will find interesting. □ Fact vs. Myth (a.k.a. the Reality Check ) ...
Tom Ahern, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OUT OF THIN AIR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term out of thin air is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hollywood's New Backer: China
... property, such as comic-book characters, to draw upon, new film companies are betting on their ability to generate multiple hits out of thin air. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
Genesis: The real story behind the rise of ISIS
Armies and resources to fund expansionist wars do not simply manifest themselves out of thin air, nor can advances be consolidated without ... «RT, Jul 15»
3
Notre Dame Calls the Tune for the College Football Dance
Notre Dame created a huge fan following seemingly out of thin air and became the darling of the Midwest. But Rockne did not stop at winning. «Dawn of the Dawg, Jul 15»
4
How to Price Your Home to Sell
It's generally not a good idea to just pick a listing price out of thin air. Doing your homework will help you discover what your home is actually ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
5
Newsweek: How the 'New York Times' Bungled the Hillary Clinton …
... readers cannot possibly know is about FOIA requests—finally mentions FOIA requests, it just manufactures a reality out of thin air. Using a ... «RH Reality Check, Jul 15»
6
Family fun on the streets of Aspen
A card is chosen and mysteriously disappears from the deck; it reappears in his pocket or behind an ear or out of thin air. “How did you do that? «Grand Junction Free Press, Jul 15»
7
See Photos of Machu Picchu Before It Became a Major Tourist …
... a local farmer, Melchor Arteaga, and a young boy named Pablito—many reacted as if Machu Picchu had suddenly appeared out of thin air. «TIME, Jul 15»
8
Technological solutions for a thirsty world
The device can produce 60 to 100 litres of water an hour out of thin air. Technology not only creates new water sources but also reduces waste, ... «Orillia Packet & Times, Jul 15»
9
A path forward on photo radar
... what "disproportionately high ... accidents, injuries and fatalities" means, too, so cities can't simply pull any definition they like out of thin air. «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
10
Harvey stays the course
... amateur, and more cheek than a Jack Russell, Harvey has made an art out of breaking opposition lines and conjuring goals out of thin air. «AFL.com.au, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Out of thin air [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/out-of-thin-air>. Jan 2022 ».
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