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out of sight
1. Hidden from or out of the range of vision. We need to keep out of sight until the burglars leave. I tried to wave down the ship, but I must have been out of sight.
2. slang Exceptional, remarkable, or incredible; excellent or superb. Wow, man, this party is out of sight!
3. slang Unreasonably or excessively high in price. The price of our new mattress was out of sight, but it sure is comfortable!
4. slang Heavily intoxicated. My parents were both out of sight by 11 PM. It was so embarrassing.
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*out of sight
1. not visible; too far away to be seen. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; go ~; keep ~; stay ~.) The cat kept out of sight until the mouse came out. "Get out of sight, or they'll see you!" called John.
2. figuratively stunning, unbelievable, or awesome. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Wow, this music is out of sight! What a wild party. It's out of sight!
3. Fig. very expensive; high in price. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; go ~.) Prices at that restaurant are out of sight. The cost of medical care has gone out of sight.
4. Sl. heavily intoxicated. (*Typically: be ~.) They've been drinking since noon, and they're out of sight. Man, is she ever out of sight!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
out of sight
1. Also, out of someone's sight. Out of the range of vision, as in Stay out of sight while they're visiting, or Don't let the baby out of your sight in the yard. [c. 1200] This idiom is also used in the phrase get out of someone's sight, meaning "go away"; for example, Jean was furious with Bill and told him to get out of her sight at once.
2. Unreasonable, excessive, as in Our bill for the wine was out of sight. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
3. Excellent, superb, as in The graduation party was out of sight. This phrase is also used as an interjection meaning "Wonderful!" as in Do I like it? Out of sight! [Slang; second half of 1900s]
4. out of sight, out of mind. What is absent is soon forgotten, as in I don't think of them unless they send a Christmas card-out of sight, out of mind, I guess . This phrase has been proverbial since Homer's time; the earliest recorded use in English was about 1450.
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 sightextremely good; excellent (often used as an exclamation). informal dated
The expression originated in US slang in the 1890s, and is often spelled outasight to suggest its casual pronunciation.
2002 Randy Shandis The Filthy Archives Meg Ryan is out of sight. This is her finest performance.
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out of sight
1. mod. heavily alcohol or drug intoxicated; high. They’ve been drinking since noon, and they’re out of sight.
2. mod. very expensive; high in price. Prices at that restaurant are out of sight.
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out of sightSlang
Remarkable; incredible: The graduation party was out of sight.
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.