over the transom at English (WD) Of Explained:
EtymologyRefers to the idea of a writer tossing a manuscript through the open window over the door of the publisher's office. Alternatively, a "transom" is the nautical term for the back of a small boat. Something which "came in over the transom" would have suddenly (and presumably, surprisingly) entered through the "back door" of the craft, metaphorically.
Prepositional phraseInter: head » en|prepositional phrase|head=over the transom
Usage notes* This sees adjectival use ("a submission over the transom", "over-the-transom articles") and adverbial ("came in over the transom").
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