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keep (some kind of) hours

1. Used to describe one's 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 the kids start keeping regular hours when they are young, as having unpredictable bedtimes and lengths of sleep can seriously impact on their development.
2. Used to describe one's 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 any 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

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
References in classic literature ?
My former experiences upon Mars had familiarized me thoroughly with them and their methods, and I may say that of all the fearsome and terrible, weird and grotesque inhabitants of that strange world, it is the white apes that come nearest to familiarizing me with the sensation of fear.
Assuring herself that her packet of papers was safe she sought as comfortable a position as possible among the branches, and settled herself to watch the weird proceedings in the clearing below her.
He stood thus in the full glare of the great moon, motionless after screaming forth his weird challenge, in the setting of the primeval jungle and the circling apes a picture of primitive savagery and power--a mightily muscled Hercules out of the dawn of life--when from close behind her the girl heard an answering scream, and an instant later saw an almost naked white man drop from a near-by tree into the clearing.
Into it they went, in the obscure light stumbling across the sleeping-logs of the village bachelors and knocking their heads against strings of weird votive- offerings, dried and shrivelled, that hung from the roof-beams.
But there was little sleep in camp that night until utter exhaustion overtook the harassed men toward morning; nor was there any return of the weird creature that had set the nerves of each of them on edge.
I had expected to see Sheen in ruins-- I found about me the landscape, weird and lurid, of another planet.
At times the weird effects of that invisible orchestra would get upon a man's nerves till he wished himself deaf.
Strickland was a weird figure as he lay there, thinner than ever, with his ragged red beard and his eyes staring feverishly into vacancy; his illness seemed to have made them larger, and they had an unnatural brightness.
Mombi's curious magic often frightened her neighbors, and they treated her shyly, yet respectfully, because of her weird powers.
An ugly, thickly populated neighborhood, whose area of twinkling lights seemed to reach almost to the murky skies; hideous, indeed by day, not altogether devoid now of a certain weird attractiveness by reason of low-hung stars.
Kwaque possessed a jews' harp, and, whenever the world of the Makambo and the servitude to the steward grew wearisome, he could transport himself to King William Island by thrusting the primitive instrument between his jaws and fanning weird rhythms from it with his hand, and when he thus crossed space and time, Michael sang-- or howled, rather, though his howl possessed the same soft mellowness as Jerry's.