work (something) out of (something else)(redirected from worked that out of)
work (something) out of (something else)
To eliminate or remove something from something else through strenuous or repeated effort. I've been trying to work these wrinkles out of my suit, but they're really stubborn. I thought I was working this stain out of the carpet, but I think I just made it worse. He hired a masseuse to work the kink out of his neck.
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work something out of somethingand work something out
to manipulate something to get it out of something. You have to work the bubbles out of the paint before you use it. You have to stir the batter to work out the lumps.
- a crack at (someone or something)
- a/the feel of (something)
- (I) wouldn't (do something) if I were you
- a horse of another
- a horse of another color
- a horse of another colour
- a straw will show which way the wind blows
- (you've) got to get up pretty early in the morning to (do something)
- (one) could use (something)
- all right