out and about


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

*out and about

outside the house; outdoors. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Beth has been ill, but now she's out and about. As soon as I feel better, I'll be able to get out and about.
See also: and, out

out and about

Well enough to come and go, especially after an illness. For example, I'm glad to see you're out and about again. [Late 1800s] Also see up and about.
See also: and, out

out and about

(of a person, especially after an illness) engaging in normal activity.
See also: and, out

ˌout and aˈbout

(British English) able to go outside again after an illness: I saw Mrs Neve in town this morning. I was pleased to see her out and about again.
See also: and, out