Meaning of “pluck sth out of the air” in the English Dictionary

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"pluck sth out of the air" in British English

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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)

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