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out of it

1. In a sedate, confused, or disoriented condition; feeling or seeming disconnected from reality. I was really out of it after working that 16-hour shift on Saturday. I think something is bugging John, because he seems really out of it lately. It's like he's walking around in a haze.
2. Heavily intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, especially to the point of becoming unconscious, nonsensical, or out of control. You were really out of it at the party last night. You shouldn't drink so much so fast.
3. Not aware of or knowledgeable about something; not included or participating in something, especially a particular trend, group, or activity. My dad is so out of it. Doesn't he know that wearing socks with sandals looks ridiculous? Everyone's been playing this new Japanese card game at school. I'm not interested in it, but not playing still makes me feel a little out of it.
See also: of, out
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out of it

 
1. Go to out to lunch.
2. intoxicated. Two drinks and she was totally out of it. When they are out of it, they are quite dangerous.
See also: of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

out of it

1. Not participating in or knowledgeable about a particular trend, pursuit, or group. For example, Dad looked really out of it, riding his bike in bathing trunks and long black socks, or Mary sometimes felt out of it because she didn't know anyone in the most popular crowd. [Early 1800s]
2. Confused or disoriented. For example, Two or three beers and she was out of it, or He had no idea where he was or had been; he was totally out of it. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
See also: of, out
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.

out of it

1 not used or included in something. 2 astray or distant from the centre or heart of anything. 3 extremely drunk. informal
See also: of, out
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ˈout of it

(informal) not aware of what is happening, usually because of drinking too much alcohol, or taking drugs: He looks completely out of it.
See also: of, out
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

out of it

1. mod. not in with the real world. You never pay attention to what’s going on. You’re really out of it.
2. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. When they are out of it, they are quite dangerous.
See also: of, out
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

out of it

Informal
1. Not aware of or participating in a particular group, pursuit, or trend.
2. Disoriented or inebriated.
See also: of, out
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.

out of it

Out of touch with current conditions, oblivious. This expression dates from the mid-1900s and soon became a cliché. S. Stevens had it in Way Uptown (1971), “She was so out of it she musta been from some other world . . .” (cited by J. E. Lighter). See also out to lunch.
See also: of, out
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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