(of a piece of advertising) inserted in but not attached to a magazine or newspaper: blow-in cards.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Words nearby blow-in
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British Dictionary definitions for blow-in (1 of 2)
(intr, adverb) informal to arrive or enter suddenly
British Dictionary definitions for blow-in (2 of 2)
Australian and Irish informal an unwelcome newcomer or stranger
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Idioms and Phrases with blow-in
Arrive, especially unexpectedly. For example, Just when we'd given him up, Arthur blew in. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
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