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keep (some kind of) hours

1. To maintain a particular pattern or schedule of being awake and asleep. Because of the huge time difference, Sam has kept really strange hours since coming back from Japan. It's important that the kids start keeping regular hours when they are young, since having unpredictable bedtimes can cause a lot of problems with sleep.
2. To maintain particular business hours. The local doctor has always kept rather irregular hours. Sometimes it just comes down to luck whether he'll be there at all on a given day.
See also: hour, keep, kind

weird and wonderful

1. adjective Having an unusual or strange appearance or design, but ingenious, attractive, or desirable nonetheless. The festival celebrates the weird and wonderful car designs not seen by many in the mainstream market.
2. noun That which has such a strange likability. I love this shop—they seem to specialize in the weird and wonderful.
See also: and, weird, wonderful

weird out

To cause someone to feel awkward, uneasy, or unusual. A noun or pronoun can be used between "weird" and "out." The grotesque imagery in this painting really weirds me out. He really used to weird out the whole class with the strange things he used to say in high school.
See also: out, weird

weird out

Sl. to become emotionally disturbed or unnerved; to flip out. The day was just gross. I thought I would weird out at noon. I weirded out at the news of Frankie's death.
See also: out, weird

weirded out

Sl. disturbed or unnerved by drugs or events. I was totally weirded out and couldn't control myself. After the blowup, Fred was really weirded out.
See also: out, weird

weird and wonderful

clever and attractive, but unusual or strange: People were wearing all sorts of weird and wonderful clothes.
See also: and, weird, wonderful

weird out

v. Slang
1. To cause someone to experience an odd, unusual, and sometimes uneasy sensation: I thought we were friends, so that argument really weirded me out. I weirded out that gas station attendant when I asked for the nearest gun store.
2. To experience an odd, unusual, and sometimes uneasy sensation: I weirded out when I noticed their resemblance to each other.
See also: out, weird

weird out

in. to become emotionally disturbed or unnerved; to flip (out). (see also weirded out.) The day was just gross. I thought I would weird out at noon.
See also: out, weird

weirded out

mod. disturbed or unnerved by drugs or events. I was totally weirded out and couldn’t control myself.
See also: out, weird
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She writes, "Not only was the response to vagrancy excessive, but it was also weirdly off-target" (2).
Harry Potter is something that is weirdly about us," says Steve Norris, head of the British Film Commission.
Film (Lode) mines a weirdly arrythmic vein and is gaily unpredictable throughout.
what might have happened had the weirdly enigmatic Max Schreck (played brilliantly by Willem Dafoe) been a real vampire.
Calendars, computer screens, and books feature vivid, phantasmagorical images of weirdly branched, wildly swirling structures.
At one point it looked like we were going to have to make an emergency landing to get her looked at properly but she eventually came around and, weirdly, was very calm about it.
Josh Nathan-Kazis at the Forward has done some digging into the finances of revered Rabbi Yoshiyayu Yosef Pinto, and, turns out, the heir to a prominent line of Moroccan rabbis who was weirdly associated with a weird death and who gives LeBron James "spiritual guidance" on how to make more money isshockingly, I know
Weirdly, it was only shown on BBC Two even though the Beeb paid pounds 7m towards its development as co-production partner.
Only one song proved noteworthy - a weirdly faithful rendition of I Think We're Alone Now.
With someone like Blur, I think it was always on the cards because things finished so weirdly for them.
Weirdly this is a reissue of War Elephant, an album he put out in 2007 that is inexplicably being released again with a worse cover, which is actually great because over half these songs could soundtrack any given scene from My So-Called Life.
And while many admired his technical skill, more than a few also dismissed the work's reliance on the fantastical and/or pornographic as sophomoric, judging the works a little too slick for their own good and weirdly in thrall to the tropes they were ostensibly designed to interrogate.
Bezucha: Weirdly, the only difference that I'm aware of is what it bought me in terms of time.