pluck something out of the air

pluck something out of the air
pluck (something) out of the air if you pluck a number out of the air, you say any number and not one that is the result of careful calculation.

That figure of eighty thousand pounds isn't something we've just plucked out of the air. We've done a detailed costing of the project.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • pluck something out of the air — pluck something out of/from/the air phrase to say the first number, date, fact etc that you think of without knowing whether it is correct ‘75% of people agree with me,’ I said, plucking a figure out of the air. Thesaurus: to guesssynonym Main en …   Useful english dictionary

  • pluck out of the air — pluck (something) out of the air if you pluck a number out of the air, you say any number and not one that is the result of careful calculation. That figure of eighty thousand pounds isn t something we ve just plucked out of the air. We ve done a …   New idioms dictionary

  • pluck out of the air —    To pluck something out of the air means to say a name, date, number, etc. spontaneously, without thinking about it.     What are we going to call the cat?    I just plucked a name out of the air and said: How about Daisy? …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pluck something from the air — pluck something out of/from/the air phrase to say the first number, date, fact etc that you think of without knowing whether it is correct ‘75% of people agree with me,’ I said, plucking a figure out of the air. Thesaurus: to guesssynonym Main en …   Useful english dictionary

  • pluck — pluck1 [plʌk] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(pull something)¦ 2 pluck your eyebrows 3¦(take somebody/something away)¦ 4¦(chicken)¦ 5 pluck up (the) courage (to do something) 6¦(music)¦ 7 pluck something out of the air 7 pluck something out of thin air Phrasal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pluck — 1 verb 1 TAKE STH (T) to take hold of something and remove it from somewhere by pulling it: pluck sth from/off etc: She bent forward to pluck a thread off the lapel of his jacket. 2 pluck up (the) courage to force yourself to be brave and do… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pluck — [[t]plʌ̱k[/t]] plucks, plucking, plucked 1) VERB If you pluck a fruit, flower, or leaf, you take it between your fingers and pull it in order to remove it from its stalk where it is growing. [WRITTEN] [V n from n] I plucked a lemon from the tree …   English dictionary

  • pluck — I UK [plʌk] / US verb Word forms pluck : present tense I/you/we/they pluck he/she/it plucks present participle plucking past tense plucked past participle plucked * 1) [transitive] to pull the feathers off the body of a dead bird so that it can… …   English dictionary

  • pluck — pluck1 [ plʌk ] verb * 1. ) transitive to pull the feathers off the body of a dead bird so that it can be cooked: a plucked chicken a ) MAINLY LITERARY to pull a piece of fruit from a tree, or a flower or leaf from a plant: PICK b ) to pull a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • The Booker Show — is an American radio program hosted by Chris Booker. It was originally on WXRK in New York City, where it was broadcast at night. After Chris Booker accepted a morning slot on WIOQ in Philadelphia, The Booker Show name continued to be used, but… …   Wikipedia

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