Learning idioms is a great and fabulous way to make your English sound more natural, more colorful and more fluent like native speakers. Using idioms provide you many benefits.
“An idiom is an expression or a phrase that has a particular meaning that is different from the meaning of the individual words.”
Today, in this lesson you going to be learn common English Idioms or expressions that start with “Out Of.”
You can easily learn them with the help of given meaning and examples.
Now, let’s see some examples of English idioms with “Out Of” which are given below and marked as bold for easy identification:
- I can’t say anything because the situation is out of control.
- He went to meet you, but you were out of place.
- What a plan it is! It’s utterly out of this world.
List of 40 English Idioms With the Word “Out Of”
These following Idioms use the preposition “Out.”
1. Out of the question
Out of the question means something is unfeasible (impossible) or unacceptable.
- Buying a brand-new car is out of the question. We can’t afford it.
- A trip to America is out of the question in next month.
2. Out of the blue
It means something happens unexpectedly, or abruptly.
- Yesterday, she had called me out of the blue.
- I got this information in the morning out of the blue.
3. Out of nowhere
If something happens out of nowhere, this means it happens abruptly, or unexpectedly. This expression is similar like out of the blue.
- I was playing outside the dog came out of nowhere and started barking at me.
- They came out of nowhere in the evening.
4. Out of character
This idiom means when someone behaving differently than usual.
- Her impolite behavior (behaviour) last night was utterly out of character.
- John behaved completely out of character that day.
5. Out of place
Out of place means to feel uncomfortable in or not suitable for a situation.
- Those pictures look totally out of place there.
- I’m feeling a bit out of place here.
6. Out of line
It means behaving inappropriately, disrespectfully, or rudely.
- She is always out of line with other people.
- I think you are absolutely out of line.
7. Out of one’s league
This idiom means someone, or something is superior, better, at a high level than someone. You can use this idiom according to the subject.
- She felt out of her league in the classroom.
- He’s been working hard on the project, but I think he’s a bit out of his league.
8. Out of order
Out of order means when a machine or a device isn’t working properly or at all.
- We’ll have to take the stairs because the elevator is out of order.
- I need to purchase a new phone as the old one is out of order.
9. Out of shape
It means not physically strong, not fit, or not in a healthy condition.
- She needs to start exercising as she is out of shape.
- I can’t believe that you’re out of shape. You must try to get in shape.
10. Out of the loop
It means when you’re uniformed, not having the information that everyone else has.
- I’m out of the loop about it.
- She doesn’t know that how he got fired. She is out of the loop.
11. Out of this world
Out of the world means something is amazing, fantastic, or great.
- Your mother cooking is out of this world.
- She is a great artist, and her painting is just out of this world!
12. Out of touch
It means not in contact with someone / something or not aware.
- I don’t know where she lives as we’ve been out of touch.
- She can’t say anything about it. She is out of touch.
13. Out of turn
Out of turn means incorrect order or to say something you’re not supposed to say.
- I’m really sorry if spoke out of the turn at the meeting.
- We’ll discuss that topic out of turn.
14. Out of the way
It means inconvenient, far away, difficult to get to.
- I’m thinking to go another shop because that shop is out of the way.
- We’ll meet somewhere closer as that restaurant is out of the way.
15. Out of breath
Out of breath means to have difficulty breathing after doing any work or exercising.
- She ran so fast and now she is out of breath.
- I dragged those heavy boxes. I need to take a rest. I’m really out of breath.
16. Out of the ordinary
It means unusual, different, not the same as everybody else.
- Her style is a bit out of the ordinary.
- That girl’s dress was a bit out of the ordinary.
17. Out of one’s mind
This idiom means being crazy or foolish. We can use this idiom according to the subject.
- Are you out of your mind?
- She must be out of her mind if she thinks I’m going to do that work for her.
18. Out of practice
Out of practice means when skill level is down. In short, the meaning of this idiom is lack of practice.
- I don’t want to play piano today. I’m out of practice.
- Are you really out of practice?
19. Out of one’s budget
It means something is exorbitant or costly and you can’t afford it. You can use this idiom according to the subject.
- I need to find a less exorbitant ring because this one is out of my budget.
- I think that car is out of your budget.
20. Out of the picture
This idiom means not involved in something or no longer in the relationship.
- She used to be a great member in our team, but she is out of the picture now.
- He is her new friend as the old friend is out of the picture.
21. Out of one’s hands
It means something is out of control. You can use this idiom according to the subject.
- I wish that I could help you, but it’s out of my hands.
- He wants to join that company again. Unfortunately, it’s out of his hands.
22. Out of the frying pan into the fire
This idiom means going from a bad situation to an even worse situation.
- I know you don’t like your job, but if you quit, you’ll be going out of the frying pan into the fire.
- Moving from my old university to this one it seems jumping out of the frying into the fire.
23. Out of control
It means someone or something is difficult to manage or difficult to deal with.
- In China situation was out of control during pandemic.
- The car went out of control, and we had an accident.
24. Out of something
This expression means there is no something left. Such as time, sugar, water, space, money etc.
- We can’t go by the car because it’s out of gas(petrol).
- I’ve got to complete this project as I’m out of time.
25. Out of luck
This idiom means unlucky or unfortunate.
- Yesterday, we were out of luck and our team lost the game.
- It’s an important meeting, but I can’t attend today. I think I’m out of luck.
26. Out of town
It means when you’re not present in place where you live.
- I couldn’t attend the party as I was out of town.
- She is out of town now.
27. Out of date
Out of date means something is old-fashioned and no longer useful. Such as clothes, styles, information, food, laws, processes, systems etc.
- My certificate is out of date.
- Her dress was a bit out of date.
- Don’t take this medicine as it’s out of date.
29. Out of danger
This idiom means safe from the danger.
- She was admitted in the hospital, and she is out of danger now.
- Don’t worry about him. He was seriously ill, but he is out of danger today.
30. Out of work
Out of work means unemployed (without a paid job).
- She has been out of work for the last three month as she has lost her job.
- How are you out of work now?
31. Out of reach
This idiom means something that is unreachable or impossible to achieve. You can use this idiom according to the subject.
- She worked very hard, but her goal is out of reach now.
- Keep those medicines out of reach of children.
32. Out of stock
Out of stock means product isn’t currently available to buy in a shop or store. In short, product isn’t in stock.
- Today, I’m out of luck because that long skirt is out of stock now.
- I’m really sorry, that book is out of stock. Just wait for two to three days.
33. Out of fashion
It means not fashionable and trendy.
- His hair style is out of fashion.
- Don’t choose this dress as this sort of dress is out of fashion now.
34. Out of sorts
This idiom means feeling slightly unwell, ill, or unhappy.
- He has been out of sorts for the last five days.
- How are feeling now? You look a bit tired and out of sorts.
35. Out of print
It means new copies are no longer being produced by a publisher.
- I need that book, but it’s out of print now.
- The third edition of the book has been out of print this year.
36. Out of the woods
This idiom means no longer be in difficulty, trouble, or danger. In short, out of difficulty, danger, or trouble.
- We were concerned about you, but now it seems that you are out of the woods.
- You’ll be out of the woods very soon. Don’t worry a lot about it!
37. Out of one’s depth
It means having lacks knowledge, experience, or skill to deal with a specific situation or subject. You can use this idiom according to the subject.
- She was out of her depth in the advanced class of English grammar.
- It seems that you are out of your depth, so you need do extra work.
38. Out of the running
Out of the running means having no chance of winning or being successful.
- Are you out of the running for getting promotion?
- She is out of the running for the interview of the job.
39. Out of thin air
This idiom means someone, or something appears unexpectedly and abruptly (suddenly).
- You were late that’s why you made the excuses out of thin air.
- That old lady seemed to appear out of thin air.
40. Out of the box
“Out of the box” simply means thinking in a creative way.
- Just try to think out of the box.
- Why does she always think out of the box?
41. Out of the sight
It means beyond reach, not visible, excellent, extremely expensive, or good.
- That group dance was out of sight tonight!
- As soon as he turned to look back, but then I was out of sight.
The best way to learn is using these idioms in your own sentences.