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Act Something Out »
(do a performance to show what it was like...)

All Out War »
(the two sides are attacking each other with all of their power...)

All Tuckered Out »
(very tired from working hard...)

An All Out Effort »
(one uses all of one's effort...)

Appear Out Of Nowhere »
(we did not see them arriving...)

Bail Me Out »
(help that person get out of a bad situation...)

Battle It Out »
(fight to decide how it will be done...)

Bug Out »
(get upset; lose control...)

Burning Yourself Out »
(working so hard that you become exhausted...)

Can't Make Heads Or Tails Out Of Someone Or Something »
(do not understand it at all; it does not make sense to one...)

Carry Something Out »
(do what was planned...)

Check Out »
(officially leave some place such as a hotel or hospital...)

Chew Someone Out »
(yell at a person...)

Chicken Out Of Something »
(become afraid and decide to not do it...)

Clean Out Of Something »
(don't have any more of that thing...)

Coming Out On Top »
(as the match is ending, you are the winner...)

Dart In And Out »
(to appear, then leave repeatedly...)

Eat A Meal Out »
(leave one's place to eat a meal at a restaurant...)

Eat One's Heart Out »
(be jealous of another; sometimes a loser is taunted with this statement...)

Eat Out Of Someone's Hands »
(that one will follow your requests and do what you wish...)

Far Out »
(interesting, unusual, special...)

Feel Dragged Out »
(feel very tired; feel exhausted...)

Feel Out Of Place »
(feel strange, awkward, unfamiliar, like you don't know the rules...)

Feel Someone Out »
(ask questions to get a feeling for what that person is thinking...)

Figure Someone Or Something Out »
(learn; discover; find out; understand...)

Find Someone Or Something Out »
(learn the secret that they are hiding...)

Find Something Out The Hard Way »
(one learned it by making a mistake...)

Flat Out »
(have no more of that thing...)

Flunk Out »
(fail and be forced to leave school...)

For Crying Out Loud »
(that thing should be obvious...)

Force Someone Out Of Office »
(a person is pressured to quit or leave an elected position...)

Fork Money Out For Something »
(to pay for something when you don't want to pay...)

Fresh Out Of Something »
(we have no more of it; there is none left...)

Get A Kick Out Of Someone Or Something »
(that thing makes one laugh...)

Get A Lot Of Mileage Out Of Something »
(able to use it for a long time; a car or other thing which lasts a long time...)

Get A Rise Out Of Someone »
(succeed in bothering that person...)

Get Something Out Of One's System »
(do something that you feel the need to do; say something in order to feel better...)

Get The Lead Out »
(move ones body, so one is more comfortable moving...)

Getting Burned Out »
(becoming so exhausted that you don't care anymore...)

Go In One Ear And Out The Other »
(the person did not hear what was said; one is acting as if one did not hear...)

Go Out Of Fashion »
(no longer popular; not fashionable anymore...)

Go Out With Someone »
(go on a date with that person; make a plan and spend time with one...)

Got A Bang Out Of It »
(I really enjoyed it; it was fun and exciting and gave me pleasure...)

Got A Charge Out Of It »
(that thing made one laugh; it made one very happy...)

Hang Out There »
(spend time at that place relaxing...)

Hang Out With Me »
(spend enjoyable time with that person...)

He Backed Out »
(did not do the thing that was planned and promised...)

He Bailed Out »
(to quit early; give up; abandon...)

If You Can't Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The Kitchen »
(if you want to be responsible then you must face difficulties...)

Letting The Cat Out Of The Bag »
(sharing a secret...)

Live Out Of A Suitcase »
(not have one's own place to store one's things; be homeless...)

Look Out »
(be careful...)

Nose Out Of Joint »
(upset about what happened...)

Not Able To Make Anything Out Of Someone Or »
(don't understand it at all...)

Out Cold »
(asleep; in deep sleep; not easy to wake...)

Out In Force »
(there were many of them...)

Out Like A Light »
(fell asleep quickly...)

Out Of A Clear Blue Sky »
(it was sudden and unexpected...)

Out Of All Proportion »
(it seemed more important than it was...)

Out Of Bounds »
(one is not allowed to do that or go there...)

Out Of Breath »
(so tired that one is breathing heavily...)

Out Of Character »
(that person does not usually do things like that...)

Out Of Circulation »
(has not been seen in a long time; does not get around to different places...)

Out Of Commission »
(not working; not functioning; broken...)

Out Of Consideration For Someone Or Something »
(one is not being considered for that...)

Out Of Date »
(old; cannot be used any more; expired...)

Out Of Earshot »
(they cannot hear us because they are far away...)

Out Of Fashion »
(people do not do that or wear that any more...)

Out Of Favor With Someone »
(no longer popular...)

Out Of Gas »
(tired; lacking energy...)

Out Of Hand »
(not under control; crazy; fun...)

Out Of It »
(unaware; not aware; not knowing what one is doing...)

Out Of Line »
(not standing in line; not correct; not doing the right thing...)

Out Of Luck »
(it did not happen as one wanted...)

Out Of Necessity »
(it needed to be done; it was done because it was necessary...)

Out Of One's Element »
(one is not familiar nor comfortable...)

Out Of One's Way »
(not something one had planned to do; one did it to help another...)

Out Of Order »
(not doing things in the right way...)

Out Of Place »
(saying or doing what is not okay for that place...)

Out Of Pocket Expenses »
(one has to pay with one's own money...)

Out Of Practice »
(one has not done that for a while...)

Out Of Print »
(that book or magazine is no longer being published...)

Out Of Reach »
(one cannot reach it with ones hands; one cannot get it...)

Out Of Season »
(it is not the right time of the year to get that...)

Out Of Service »
(it it not working right now; it is broken...)

Out Of Shape »
(weak or fat; one's body is not strong and fit...)

Out Of Sight »
(one cannot see it; slang from the '60s: cool, interesting...)

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind »
(one does not think about what one does not see...)

Out Of The Frying Pan (And Into The Fire) »
(to get out of a bad situation and end up in one that is even worse...)

Out Of Your Element »
(in an uncomfortable situation...)

Roll Out The Red Carpet »
(to give a grand welcome to an important guest...)

Shape Up Or Ship Out »
(either do what you should be doing, or leave...)

She Balled Me Out »
(yell at a person for making a mistake...)

Shell Something Out »
(give the thing even though one does not want to give it...)

Sit Something Out »
(not participate; rest for now; one may join at a later time but not now...)

Slip Out »
(leave quietly; go away without making noise...)

Stand Out »
(look different from the others...)

Stick Out Like A Sore Thumb »
(it is obvious and can be seen easily; it is difficult to hide...)

Take Out A Loan »
(borrow money from a bank...)

The Jury Is Out »
(it is still being decided...)

They Had A Falling Out »
(they are having a fight...)

Think Out Loud »
(speak one's ideas while thinking...)

Think Something Out »
(think about it in detail...)

Weasel Out Of Something »
(find a sneaky way to not do something...)

Weed Someone Or Something Out »
(get rid of what is not useful...)

Work Out »
(exercise physically; conclude...)

Work Out All Right »
(have a good conclusion...)

Work Out For The Best »
(It will have a good result; the result will be the best possible conclusion...)

Work Something Out »
(Find a resolution to the problem...)

Write Something Out »
(To write on paper in more detail...)

Year In, Year Out »
(It happens repeatedly for many years...)

You Scared Me Out Of My Wits »
(what you did frightened me so that I could not think clearly...)

You Scared The Crap Out Of Me »
(rude speech, crass: you frightened me...)

You Scared The Hell Out Of Me »
(What you did scared me and I still get a bit upset when I remember it; what you did frightened me very suddenly...)

Zonked Out »
(very tired so resting or falling asleep...)

A Blessing In Disguise »
(it seemed like a bad thing at first, but the result was surprisingly good; it appeared to be a bad thing but turned out to be a good thing...)

A Night On The Town »
(that person will go out to have fun at different public places...)

Blowing Your Top »
(getting angry and yelling out of control...)

Call The Roll »
(read out the names of people who should be present...)

Comparing Notes »
(finding out what other people think...)

Down With Some Disease »
(because of sickness one is unable to get up and go out...)

Draw Blood »
(it made a cut and blood came out...)

Everything's Coming Up Roses »
(things are turning out great...)

Fire A Gun »
(shoot a gun; pull the trigger of a gun so that there is an explosion and a bullet comes flying out...)

Fit To Be Tied »
(very angry; so angry that one could strike out...)

Flying Off The Handle »
(getting upset and going out of control...)

Get A Raw Deal »
(one was cheated; the agreement turned out bad for one...)

Get Back Into Circulation »
(begin to go out and see others after not having gone out for some time...)

Get The Old Heave Ho »
(be fired from a job or thrown out of some event...)

Get To The Bottom Of Something »
(find out the truth about what has happened...)

Go The Distance »
(last for the entire match without quitting or being knocked out...)

If Worst Comes To Worst »
(if things turn out badly, here is what we can do...)

Jump Bail »
(one has given money to the court to get out of jail temporarily, then one runs away...)

Keep Him At Arm's Length »
(don't let him get to close; keep him at a safe distance; watch out for that person...)

Preaching To The Choir »
(trying to make believers out of people who already believe...)

Spread Like Wildfire »
(it moved fast and out of control...)

Time Will Tell »
(after some time passes, we will know; we will find out in the future...)

You Know »
(said to gain agreement by the listener, sometimes said out of habit with no significant meaning besides asking agreement from listeners...)



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