blow in
intransitive verb Date: 1882 to arrive casually or unexpectedly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • blow in — {v.}, {slang} To arrive unexpectedly or in a carefree way. * /The house was already full of guests when Bill blew in./ Compare SHOW UP(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blow in — {v.}, {slang} To arrive unexpectedly or in a carefree way. * /The house was already full of guests when Bill blew in./ Compare SHOW UP(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blow-in — adj. (of a piece of advertising) inserted in but not attached to a magazine or newspaper: blow in cards. * * * blowˈ in noun (chiefly Aust informal) A recent arrival, newcomer • • • Main Entry: ↑blow * * * blow in UK US noun [countable] [singular …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow in — intransitive verb 1. slang : to appear or arrive casually or unexpectedly he blew in last night about eight 2. of an oil well : to come into production : start discharging oil and gas transitive verb : to start (a blast furnace) in operation… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow-in — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms blow in : singular blow in plural blow ins Australian informal a person who has just arrived in a place, especially someone you do not know …   English dictionary

  • blow in — phrasal verb Word forms blow in : present tense I/you/we/they blow in he/she/it blows in present participle blowing in past tense blew in past participle blown in 1) [intransitive] to come towards you in the air A cool breeze blew in from the… …   English dictionary

  • blow-in — bus blow′ in adj. (of a piece of advertising) inserted in but not attached to a magazine or newspaper: blow in cards[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • blow-in — n Australian a newcomer and/or interloper. The noun, usually referring to an unwelcome visitor, is based on the colloquial verb to blow in meaning to arrive unexpect edly. ► I ve got enough to do without having to deal with bloody blow ins …   Contemporary slang

  • blow-in — adj. (of a piece of advertising) inserted in but not attached to a magazine or newspaper: blow in cards. * * * …   Universalium

  • blow-in — /ˈbloʊ ɪn / (say bloh in) noun Colloquial 1. a newcomer. 2. someone who arrives unexpectedly and is not a member of the group being joined. {derived from phrasal verb blow in. See blow2 (def. 36) …   Australian English dictionary

  • blow in — phr verb Blow in is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑storm …   Collocations dictionary

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