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English definition of “pluck sth out of the air”

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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