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

Go Out On a Limb

Meaning of Idiom ‘Go Out On a Limb’ To go out on a limb means to state an opinion or take a positon that is very different to most other people. 1McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002 See parent idiom out on a limb Examples Of Use “I’m going out … 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

Conk Out

Also: Conk off Meaning of Idiom ‘Conk Out’ (phrasal verb) 1. To conk out means to suddenly stop functioning or to fail, as a mechanical or electronic device. 2. To fall asleep. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 3. … Read more

Black Out

Also: Blackout (noun) Blackout drunk Meaning of Idiom ‘Black Out’ 1. When all the electricity fails and the lights go out. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. ,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. Usage When used as a noun, a blackout refers to a city losing all … Read more

Day In And Day Out

Also: Day in, day out Meaning of Idiom ‘Day In and Day Out’ When something is day in and day out, it is happening repeatedly over time; occurring every day; continuous. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage This idiom is … Read more

Zone Out

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Zone Out’ To zone out is to stop paying attention to what is happening around you; to let ones mind wander and fall into a state of revery; to engage in mindless passive activity; to become dissociated from a situation and enter an almost trancelike state. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American … Read more

Step Outside

Also Step Out Meaning of Idiom ‘Step Outside’ To step outside means to go outside for a brief period. Step out can also mean to go out for the evening. To step out with someone is to go out with someone on a date. Both these uses are rare today. 1Ammer, 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