order out(redirected from ordering out)
To order food over the telephone or online and have it delivered to one's location. I really don't feel like cooking tonight. Let's just order out for Indian food instead. You'd save a lot of money if you brought a lunch with you to work instead of ordering out each day.
To request that some food be delivered from a restaurant to another place, such as one's home or office: We wanted to stay home, so we ordered out for pizza. Let's order out some Thai food tonight. We didn't cook this food; we ordered it out. I have to stay late at work tonight, so I'm going to order out.