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pluck sth out of the air

to say something ​quickly, usually because a ​reply is ​expected, without having ​thought about it or made ​certain it is ​correct: "Where did you get those ​figures from?" "Oh, I just ​plucked them out of the ​air."
(Definition of pluck sth out of the air from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pluck sth out of the air”
in Chinese (Simplified) 随口说出…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隨口說出…
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