Pull a Rabbit Out of Hat

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To magically produce something much needed, to find out a solution all of a sudden or unexpectedly

Etymology:

  • Everyone is well aware of the old magic trick of a magician who brings out live rabbit out of a hat. This expression was relatively known well in the 20th century. Later the meaning of the expression was shifted or changed from magical trick to unexpectedly finding a solution to a difficulty. This expression is sometimes shortened as “we did not think we had a jack to fix the flat tire but he just pulled one out of a hat”.
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Dexter pulled a rabbit out of hat with a twist of surprise in his new play.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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टोपी से एक खरगोश खींचो

从帽子里拉出一只兔子

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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