out at the elbows


out at the elbows
{adj. phr.} Poorly or shabbily dressed. * /Roy walks around out at the elbows, but it's not because he is penniless, but more in imitation of a certain style./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • out at the elbows — {adj. phr.} Poorly or shabbily dressed. * /Roy walks around out at the elbows, but it s not because he is penniless, but more in imitation of a certain style./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out\ at\ the\ elbows — adj. phr. Poorly or shabbily dressed. Roy walks around out at the elbows, but it s not because he is penniless, but more in imitation of a certain style …   Словарь американских идиом

  • out at (the) elbows — idi out at (the) elbows a) poorly dressed; shabby b) impoverished …   From formal English to slang

  • out at the elbows — phrasal see out at elbows …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Out of the question — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Out of the way — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Out of the woods — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the elbows — Worn out, or wearing worn out clothes, orig worn at the elbows ● elbow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Out of the Silent Planet — This article is about the novel. For the Iron Maiden song, see Out of the Silent Planet (song). For the King s X album, see Out of the Silent Planet (album). Out of the Silent Planet   …   Wikipedia

  • To put out of the way — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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