out of town


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out of town

1. Spending a period of time away from one's town or city of residence. I'm going out of town for two weeks, so Robin will be in charge while I'm gone. My parents are out of town this weekend. Want to have a party?
2. Forced to leave a town or city, usually due to one's indiscretions or misdeeds. Now that this scandal is public knowledge, I'm afraid that I'm going to be run out of town. The sheriff already drove the criminals out of town back in January, but it looks like they're back again
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out of town

temporarily not in one's own town. I'll go out of town next week. I'm going to be at a conference. I take care of Mary's cat when she's out of town.
See also: of, out, town

out of town

Away from the town or city under consideration; away from home. For example, In his new job Tom will be going out of town nearly every week, or He's out of town but I'll have him call you when he gets back. [Late 1300s]
See also: of, out, town