When they say to "come out of the wood works" are they referring to some carpentry shop?
- 4 weeks ago
The phrase is "come out of the woodwork". It means something is swarming around or plentiful.
- RobinLv 72 months ago
come/crawl out of the ˈwoodwork. (informal, disapproving) if you say that somebody comes/crawls out of the woodwork, you mean that they have suddenly appeared in order to express an opinion or to take advantage of a situation: When he won the lottery, all sorts of distant relatives came out of the woodwork.
- Med 10Lv 62 months ago
When someone dies and frends or relitives show up that haven't seen the departed / famly for years hoping to get something like an object such a watch / silverware etc as if it is owed to them. Money is one of the biggest things they would like to get their hands on. Kind of what I would call greedy.
- Gray BoldLv 72 months ago
The phrase to crawl, or to come, out of the woodwork means, of an unpleasant or unwelcome person or thing, to come out of hiding, to emerge from obscurity. The image is of vermin or insects crawling out of crevices or other hidden places in a building.