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Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat

Magicians literally pull rabbits out of hats. To see just how they do this, watch the following short video:



What, however, does the English expression to pull a rabbit out of a hat mean idiomatically? Its definition is:

to do something surprising or amazing, often in order to solve a problem

Here are some sample sentences using the idiom to pull a rabbit out of a hat:

Will the Argentinian soccer team be able to
pull another rabbit out of a hat and win the championship?
Unless the management can
pull another rabbit out of a hat, the troubled company will go bankrupt.
Do teachers have to
pull rabbits out of hats to motivate their students?

The last example asks a good question. What do you think - do teachers have to
pull rabbits out of hats to motivate their students?



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