come out of

come out of (something)

To be the result of something or some action. Very little came out of our efforts to control the outbreak of smallpox. Feeling sick, huh? Well, that's what comes out of eating four chocolate bars in a row.
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come out of

Also, come from or come of . Issue, proceed, or result from, as in What good can come out of all this wrangling? or Where are these questions coming from? or What do you think will come of this change? The first term dates from the early 1600s, the second from the early 1200s, and the third from the late 1500s. Also see where one is coming from.
See also: come, of, out
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SINGER Cher and her lesbian daughter Chastity Bono are to co-host a new reality television show aimed at helping people to come out of the closet, according to reports in the US.
Ironically, when Carnes was subsequently cast in a small role on Desperate Housewives, he had no idea--and neither, it seems, did the show's writers--that his character would return months later to come out of the closet, dragging Bree Van De Kamp's teenage son with him.
Still, she says, she wanted her school to participate in the national Day of Silence--a project of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network to protest anti-gay violence and harassment--because her friends couldn't safely come out of the closet.
The great news that Riegel would be working closely with Emmy winner Susan Lucci (who plays Erica) got better when she found out she'd be playing the first central character in all of soapdom to come out of the closet.
While posing as limousine liberals, most of today's movie stars have shirked their responsibility to come out of the closet.