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1. A significant physical distance from a hub of activity. No one comes to visit you because you guys are far out, living all the way over on west campus.
2. Difficult to understand, typically due to being very abstract or theoretical. These concepts are just too far out for me—I think I need to get a tutor.
3. Strange or different from the norm. Don't say anything too far out once you're in front of the committee, OK?
4. slang Awesome! Cool! You bought a new car? Hey, far out!
5. Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really far out!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
1. Lit. far from the center of things; far from town. The Smiths live sort of far out. The restaurant is nice, but too far out.
2. Sl. great; extraordinary. This jazz is really far out! You want to hear some far out heavy metal?
3. very hard to understand; arcane; highly theoretical. This physics chapter is too far out for me. I can't follow your far out line of reasoning.
4. intoxicated. Three beers and Wally was really far out.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Unusual or eccentric; very advanced. for example, Painting blindfolded, that's far out, or Her child-rearing theories are far out.
2. An interjection meaning "great" or "cool," as in All he could say when he won the lottery was "Far out!" Originally a slang term for daringly creative jazz, this expression has been applied to other art forms and undertakings. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. mod. cool; great; extraordinary. This jazz is really far out!
2. mod. very hard to understand; arcane; highly theoretical. This stuff is too far out for me.
3. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Three beers and Willy was really far out.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Slang Used to express amazement or approval.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Excellent; also, daringly unusual. This slangy expression originated in jazz about 1950, where it was used for particularly avant-garde performances. Almost immediately it was extended to mean outstanding. It is used both as an adjective (“this performance is far out”) and as an interjection (“This is great—far out!”). Its overuse soon made it a cliché.
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
- into the distance
- cross from (some place) to (some place)
- cross from some place to some place
- keep (one's) distance from (someone or something)
- keep distance
- keep one's distance
- keep your distance
- keep (one's) distance
- put some distance between (someone or something)
- put some distance between someone and someone/something