at sea(1)
{adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. On an ocean voyage; on a journey by ship. * /They had first met at sea./ 2. Out on the ocean; away from land. * /By the second day the ship was well out at sea./ * /Charles had visited a ship in dock, but he had never been on a ship at sea./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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