the great outdoors


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the great outdoors

Collectively, all outdoor space, especially wild places used for recreational activities such as hiking or camping; nature. It's great to get away from the city every now and then and spend a bit of time in the great outdoors! We lived right at the base of the mountains, so we always spent our free time in the great outdoors as kids.
See also: great, outdoors

the great outdoors

the open air; outdoor life. informal
See also: great, outdoors
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