step out of (something or some place) (and) into (some place)

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step out of (something or some place) (and) into (some place)

1. To walk out of some place in order to enter some larger area or a different environment. After nearly three hours of discussions, we stepped out of the conference room into the sunshine for a short break. The principal stepped out of her office and into the courtyard to see what the ruckus was all about.
2. To leave some particular situation or condition in order to begin or enter into something new or different. After 10 years with the company, Jackson decided to step out of the world of finance into a career as a freelance writer. It was scary moving to a different country, but I was determined to step out of my comfort zone and into an exciting new chapter of my life.
See also: of, out, step