Out of Thin Air

Also: From thin air Meaning of Idiom ‘Out of Thin Air’ Out of thin air means from an unknown place or source; seemingly from nowhere or nothing; from a state of being invisible or nonexistent. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge … Read more

Out to Lunch

Meaning of Idiom ‘Out to Lunch’ To be out to lunch means to be unattentive to what one is doing; out of touch with the real world; having poor mental judgment; crazy or insane. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,3Ayto, … Read more

Out on a Limb

Meaning of Idiom ‘Out on a Limb’ To be out on a limb means to be in a situation where you lack support from other people; to be in a vulnerable or awkward position. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, … Read more

Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire

Meaning of Idiom ‘Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire’ To be out of the frying pan into the fire means to have escaped from a bad or dangerous situation only to find themselves in a worse one. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3Jarvie, … Read more

Out of Stock

Meaning of Idiom ‘Out of Stock’ The idiom out of stock is the opposite of in stock and refers to items offered for sale in retail establishments. When an item is ‘out of stock’ the store or online business does not physically have the item in inventory, whether on the premises or in a warehouse and so the item … Read more