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  1. (of a piece of advertising) inserted in but not attached to a magazine or newspaper: blow-in cards.

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British Dictionary definitions for blow in (1 of 2)

blow in

  1. (intr, adverb) informal to arrive or enter suddenly

British Dictionary definitions for blow-in (2 of 2)


  1. Australian and Irish informal an unwelcome newcomer or stranger

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Other 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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