Out of the woodwork
Woodwork Wood"work`, n. Work made of wood; that part of any structure which is wrought of wood. [1913 Webster]

{Out of the woodwork} Appearing suddenly, as if from within the walls. [1913 Webster]


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  • out of the woodwork — from hidden places, from unknown places    Gas at 40¢ per litre will bring customers out of the woodwork …   English idioms

  • out of the woodwork —  Appear unexpectedly …   American business jargon

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  • crawl out of the woodwork — come/crawl/out of the woodwork phrase to suddenly appear after a long time, especially for unpleasant reasons After his lottery win, several old friends came crawling out of the woodwork. Thesaurus: to appear slightly, suddenly or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • come out of the woodwork — come/crawl/out of the woodwork phrase to suddenly appear after a long time, especially for unpleasant reasons After his lottery win, several old friends came crawling out of the woodwork. Thesaurus: to appear slightly, suddenly or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • come/crawl out of the woodwork — disapproving ◇ If people come/crawl out of the woodwork, they appear suddenly, usually because they see an opportunity to get something for themselves. As soon as she won the lottery, people started coming out of the woodwork, asking for money. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • come out of the woodwork — come/crawl out of the woodwork to appear after being hidden or not active for a long time, especially in order to do something unpleasant. After you ve been in a relationship for a long while, all sorts of little secrets start to come out of the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • crawl out of the woodwork — come/crawl out of the woodwork to appear after being hidden or not active for a long time, especially in order to do something unpleasant. After you ve been in a relationship for a long while, all sorts of little secrets start to come out of the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come out of the woodwork — When things come out of the woodwork, they appear unexpectedly.  ( Crawl out of the woodwork is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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