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What does come out of the woodwork mean?


Meaning of idioms with examples...

come out of the woodwork

The phrase to come out of the woodwork is an idiomatic expression that means to emerge suddenly and unexpectedly

The woodwork refers to the wooden parts of a building, especially a house.

Another variation of this idiom is:

crawl out of the woodwork

The idiom comes from the idea of insects crawling out from inside the woodwork where they have been hiding.

Example(s):

He came out of the woodwork to disturb my quiet night.

This idiom is in the home category


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