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    come out of the woodwork

    Eg. "After putting up an old friend of his for some weeks, several of his 'feats' came out of the woodwork".
    Where does this expression come from?


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    I presume it refers to the creatures that eat their way through wood.

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    Right. I should have looked up 'woodwork' before asking I guess


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    Re: come out of the woodwork

    I don't think this is actually the origin... does anyone else have any ideas

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