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outside of

Except for; besides; aside from. Outside of a couple usual troublemakers, the class behaved extremely well during the field trip. The company doesn't give me any benefits outside of what's mandated by the government.
See also: of, outside
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outside of something

except for something; besides something. Outside of the cost of my laundry, I have practically no expenses. Outside of some new shoes, I don't need any new clothing.
See also: of, outside
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

outside of

Except for, aside from, as in Outside of a little lipstick, she wore no makeup. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
See also: of, outside
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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