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keep (some kind of) hours

1. To maintain a particular pattern or schedule of being awake and asleep. Because of the huge time difference, Sam has kept really strange hours since coming back from Japan. It's important that the kids start keeping regular hours when they are young, since having unpredictable bedtimes can cause a lot of problems with sleep.
2. To maintain particular business hours. The local doctor has always kept rather irregular hours. Sometimes it just comes down to luck whether he'll be there at all on a given day.
See also: hour, keep, kind

weird and wonderful

1. adjective Having an unusual or strange appearance or design, but ingenious, attractive, or desirable nonetheless. The festival celebrates the weird and wonderful car designs not seen by many in the mainstream market.
2. noun That which has such a strange likability. I love this shop—they seem to specialize in the weird and wonderful.
See also: and, weird, wonderful

weird out

To cause someone to feel awkward, uneasy, or unusual. A noun or pronoun can be used between "weird" and "out." The grotesque imagery in this painting really weirds me out. He really used to weird out the whole class with the strange things he used to say in high school.
See also: out, weird

weirded out

Acutely disturbed, awkward, or ill at ease. His advances left me feeling pretty weirded out, so I made an excuse and left the party. I know everyone was really weirded out by the noises coming from the attic.
See also: out, weird

weird out

Sl. to become emotionally disturbed or unnerved; to flip out. The day was just gross. I thought I would weird out at noon. I weirded out at the news of Frankie's death.
See also: out, weird

weirded out

Sl. disturbed or unnerved by drugs or events. I was totally weirded out and couldn't control myself. After the blowup, Fred was really weirded out.
See also: out, weird

weird and wonderful

clever and attractive, but unusual or strange: People were wearing all sorts of weird and wonderful clothes.
See also: and, weird, wonderful

weird out

v. Slang
1. To cause someone to experience an odd, unusual, and sometimes uneasy sensation: I thought we were friends, so that argument really weirded me out. I weirded out that gas station attendant when I asked for the nearest gun store.
2. To experience an odd, unusual, and sometimes uneasy sensation: I weirded out when I noticed their resemblance to each other.
See also: out, weird

weird out

in. to become emotionally disturbed or unnerved; to flip (out). (see also weirded out.) The day was just gross. I thought I would weird out at noon.
See also: out, weird

weirded out

mod. disturbed or unnerved by drugs or events. I was totally weirded out and couldn’t control myself.
See also: out, weird
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"It's going to be weird, its going to be wonderful - this weekender is going to be a massive festival party," said a spokesman for the event.
Fellow cat owners who had similar experiences noted that whenever their cats sounded weird, it was usually a warning of incoming trouble.
Weird but True is hosted by Hamdan Wasef Shahada Khalil Zoghbor a 14-year-old Emirati and Iman Tarek Doghoz, a 13-year-old Arab residing in the UAE.
"As part of the strategy of our partnership with National Geographic to offer a wide range of edutainment content for children in the region, 'Weird but True' will act as a unique platform for children giving them opportunity to learn and feed their curiosity and discover the world through fun facts and entertainment." Bin Tamim Concluded.
'Weird City' is set in the future metropolis of Weird.
I have a few quirks that my friends think are weird: my obsession with monkeys, the fact that I actually like hippie clothes more than trendy styles, and my love of Greek myths.
The Weird Autumn Edition update is slated for release on Dec.
She said: "I was going home at about 5.20pm and I smelled this really weird smell.
The reasons are obvious, but it's probably worth taking a moment to remind ourselves why we need these weird fishes.
Surgeon gets 39 nails out of patient's stomach By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 11 August 2017: An Egyptian surgeon conducted a very weird surgery operation to a patient to get out of his stomach 39 nails, a lighter and a nail clipper he had previously swallowed.
Fantastic photography and brilliant colour reproduction come together in this fabulous entree to the world of weird and wonderful butterflies and moths.
Unlock the Weird!" is bursting with strange and impressive facts, features, and photos from around the world--and all of them are verified to be 100% true and accurate!
The free version of the app features two dozen "weird facts" on topics from ants and bacon to pigeons and ice cream.
Although not directly contradicting her sentiment, I commented with what I thought was a more appropriate word: "It is wonderful!" Of course, it was not until I finished reading From Skedaddle to Selfie that I discovered that I, as a boomer, misinterpreted the word weird: one that is "peculiarly favored by Millennials" (196).