pull out of a hat

pull out of a hat  {v. phr.},  {informal}
To get as if by magic; invent; imagine.
When the introduction to a dictionary tells you how many hours went into its making, these figures were not pulled out of a hat.
Let's see you pull an excuse out of your hat.
Categories: {informal} {v. phr.}

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