on the outs(redirected from at outs)
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on the outs (with someone)
Inf. in a mild dispute with someone; sharing ill will with someone. Tom and Bill are on the outs again. Tom has been on the outs with Bill before. They'll work it out.
on the outs
No longer on friendly terms, as in They've been on the outs with their in-laws for years. This idiom appeared in the early 1900s and derives from the synonymous at outs, first recorded in 1824.
on the outsverb
on the outsInformal
Not on friendly terms; disagreeing.