put (one) out of (something or some place)(redirected from put the cat out of)
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put (one) out of (something or some place)
To force one to leave or be outside of something or some place. The teacher put the disruptive students out of the classroom for the remainder of the lesson. Make sure you put the dogs out of the house before you leave.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
put (someone or an animal) out of somethingand put (someone or an animal) out
to get rid of someone or an animal; to eliminate someone or an animal from something or some place. The usher put the noisy boys out of the theater. He put out the boys. Please put out the cat after dinner.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.