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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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The flip side of the weirdness is what makes insurance wonderful.
Einstein wanted a simpler, unified theory from which complexity would emerge logically, sans weirdness.
Quantum weirdness encompasses a diverse repertoire of confusing curiosities.
and in the end, he is aided by a true and faithful friend who has her own weirdness issues.
All the well-executed guitar riffs and bitchy posturing can't conceal the lack of jaw-dropping weirdness and a shortage of melodic ideas.
An index allows for quick reference in this highly readable and enjoyable reflection on the highs, lows, and weirdness present in the author's remarkable and vivacious working life.
Graham himself was no slouch when it came to weirdness.
Whenever Cindy Harper felt stressed out, she turns to ice cream which helps sooth her especially with the strange requests of her guests who stay at her New Jersey Woo Woo Inn, the center of weirdness.
There were no sculptural elements, no match-books or inscribed drinking glasses, while the more baroque facets of Lawler's sensibility--the kitschiness and Wunderkammer weirdness so evident in her snow-globe-like glass paperweights, for example--were muted.
Another element in her weirdness is a sense of inexplicably knowing the future.
Nope, Commander Gilmore is not the editor; Russ Thurman, because I'm he and while many believe my mind works in odd ways, it's not up to the level of weirdness offered in "Back Blast.
The weirdness of our fantasy world is ignored and, too often, projected out onto less powerful Others.
Films like the Coen brothers' The Man Who Wasn't There, David Lynch's Mulholland Drive and Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher recycled old themes of weirdness, violence and despair, achieving little more than to remind us of vastly superior earlier works by the same directors.
Moses acknowledges the weirdness of arguments intended to counter the perversity of what passed as scientific knowledge.