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out of condition

Not in good physical health; not especially strong, healthy, or fit. I've gotten pretty out of condition from working behind this desk for 10 years. I'd like to run a marathon this autumn, but I'm a little out of condition.
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mint condition

The state of an object that is in perfect condition, as if it has never been touched or otherwise used. The phrase originally referred to coins that were never put into circulation and thus remained in the same pristine condition as when they were produced at the mint. There's no way I'm selling my mint condition Babe Ruth rookie card—I don't care how much money it would get, it's one of my most prized possessions!
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condition someone or something to something

 
1. to train or adapt someone or an animal to do something. I conditioned the dog to beg for a treat. Over the years, he had conditioned himself to run for hours at a stretch.
2. to train or adapt someone or an animal to something. We could never condition the cat to the finer points of domestication. I conditioned myself to the extreme cold.
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in a delicate condition

Euph. pregnant. (Old fashioned.) Are you sure you're up for this hike? I know you're in a delicate condition. She shouldn't be lifting those boxes. She's in a delicate condition.
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*in an interesting condition

Euph. pregnant. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Young Mrs. Lutin is in an interesting condition. The bride appeared to be in an interesting condition.

in condition

 and in(to) shape
in good health; strong and healthy; fit. Bob exercises frequently, so he's in condition. If I were in shape, Icould run faster and farther. I'm really overweight. I have to try to get into shape.
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*in good shape

 and *in good condition physically and functionally sound and sturdy. (Used for both people and things. *Typically: be ~; get ~; keep ~.)
This car isn't in good shape. I'd like to have one that's in better condition. Mary is in good condition. She exercises and eats right to stay healthy. You have to make an effort to get into good shape.
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*in mint condition

Fig. in perfect condition. (*Typically: be ~;find something ~.) This is a fine car. It runs well and is in mint condition. We saw a house in mint condition and decided to buy it.
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send someone into a state or condition

to cause someone to be in a certain state or condition. The horrifying news sent our family into hysterics. The clerk's rude behavior sent the customer into a fit of anger.
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under certain circumstances

 and under certain conditions
Fig. depending on or influenced by something; because of something. Under certain conditions, you can see across the lake to the other side. Under certain circumstances, what you propose to do is all right.

under certain circumstances

because of particular conditions Your insurance will pay for that surgery, but only under certain circumstances, for example if it's an emergency.

be in mint condition

if something is in mint condition, it looks as if it is new
Usage notes: The mint is a place where new coins are made.
There's an ad here for a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle. It's dark blue and in mint condition, apparently.
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in condition

Also, in good condition or shape ; in shape. Physically fit; also, in a state of readiness. For example, I've got to get in condition before the next road race, or This project's in good shape now, or Is this report in shape to show to the president? The first expression dates from the late 1700s; the use of shape for "a state of health or repair" dates from the mid-1800s. The antonyms of these expressions, out of condition and out of shape, date from the mid-1800s. For example, Their stock was out of condition and not suitable for selling, or I'm so out of shape that I can barely run a mile.
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in good condition

Also, in good shape. See in condition
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mint condition, in

In excellent condition, unblemished, perfect, as in This car is in mint condition. This expression alludes to the condition of a freshly minted coin. [c. 1900]
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on condition that

Provided that, with the restriction that, as in She said she'd help with the costumes on condition that she would get ten free tickets to the play . The use of the noun condition in the sense of "stipulation" dates from the late 1300s, and the precise phrase from the early 1500s.
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out of condition

Also, out of shape. See under in condition.
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When unconditioned or inconsistently conditioned CO2 is used, the low temperature and dryness of the gas can severely dry tissue, resulting in cellular death, and also lower the patient's body temperature.
Approval of this application also is specifically conditioned on Bank's compliance with the commitments made in connection with this application and with the conditions in this order.
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Systems maintained in this manner will operate more economically, last longer, and provide cleaner and healthier air to the conditioned spaces in the home or business where installed.
New housing units being built today are almost universally equipped with air conditioning plus annually many units are added to buildings not previously air conditioned.
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Conditioned medium is produced during this manufacturing process by the interaction of the healthy young skin cells, which are producing cytokines and other growth factors, with the Company's proprietary cell culture medium.
ONEAC's comprehensive product lines include power conditioners, power conditioned uninterruptible power supplies and telecommunication line protectors.
1) Hugo Neu has conditioned its obligation on the continuing accuracy of Proler's representations and warranties under its proposed merger agreement.
The third party proposals for this financing furnished to Proler by Hugo Neu were contingent upon due diligence and other conditions, including an unusual provision under which an offshore steel industry participant conditioned its obligation to provide an essential component of the financing package upon negotiation and execution of a `sales agreement' to `handle' at least 450,000 tons of scrap per year for Hugo Neu on terms `to be agreed upon.
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