Definition of blow-in in English:



  • A newcomer or recent arrival.

    • ‘Aye he was blow-in from England and when he was a young man, he'd been very fit and handsome.’
    • ‘‘While it is true that flags were removed from public areas, these blow-ins and trespassers didn't ask for permission to hang them in the first place,’ said a native of Moy in a letter to the Irish News last Tuesday.’
    • ‘When new in town, the easiest people to meet are always other out-of-towners, infants of the storm, blow-ins.’
    • ‘But look at any of the working committees in the area and you will find they mainly consist of these so called blow-ins.’
    • ‘Tellingly, such figures are foreigners - blow-ins from some strange faraway place.’
    • ‘Since the first launch last summer, the apartments have sold well, and all of them have gone to blow-ins or weekenders.’
    • ‘At Gerry's book launch there were two born-again blow-ins chatting away about how great this place is.’
    • ‘To this blow-in, it seems a thoroughly pragmatic way of engaging with one's constituency: if a constituent has a problem, he should describe it, and propose a solution.’
    • ‘Interstate blow-ins are not only welcome, they are encouraged.’
    • ‘There's a blow-in in the Cook household - a stray kitten.’
    • ‘We sign on for a ride and meet some genuine Hawaiians - local folk who live around here and maintain a certain dignity while the blow-ins try to attract attention on the beach.’
    • ‘Locals heading to the more popular bruin cafes do tend to avoid Friday and Saturday nights when they fill with blow-ins.’
    • ‘Perhaps it is easier for a blow-in like myself to see the scams.’
    • ‘We started having ‘open houses’ on the first Sunday of the month, and get an interesting collection of students, work colleagues, other expats and blow-ins.’
    • ‘He said the book was of interest to natives, emigrants and blow-ins like himself who are in the town to make a living.’
    • ‘In the British battle to ban fox hunting, four distinct groups emerged: pro-hunting upper classes and liberal-minded middle classes on the one hand, and rural communities and urban blow-ins on the other.’
    • ‘Sometimes, I think, visitors and blow-ins like me actually appreciate their adopted spot more than the natives themselves because we see it with new eyes.’
    • ‘But he hadn't reckoned on the opposition of the village's dot-com, blow-in community and their parish-wide fight to preserve the house as a tourist attraction.’
    • ‘We wanted somebody who has a take on how daft it is to be human - besides, we're both blow-ins to Galway - me from Sligo, Tommy from Navan.’
    • ‘I tried everything I could to convince the members that it was time to talk but they didn't want to listen to a baby-faced blow-in from Sydney.’
    arrival, new arrival, immigrant, settler, stranger, outsider, foreigner, alien, intruder, parvenu, interloper
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