out of town


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out of town

1. Spending a period of time away from one's town or city of residence. I'm going out of town for two weeks, so Robin will be in charge while I'm gone. My parents are out of town this weekend. Want to have a party?
2. Forced to leave a town or city, usually due to one's indiscretions or misdeeds. Now that this scandal is public knowledge, I'm afraid that I'm going to be run out of town. The sheriff already drove the criminals out of town back in January, but it looks like they're back again
See also: of, out, town
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

out of town

temporarily not in one's own town. I'll go out of town next week. I'm going to be at a conference. I take care of Mary's cat when she's out of town.
See also: of, out, town
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

out of town

Away from the town or city under consideration; away from home. For example, In his new job Tom will be going out of town nearly every week, or He's out of town but I'll have him call you when he gets back. [Late 1300s]
See also: of, out, town
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.
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