out (from under someone or something)


out (from under someone or something)
*out (from under someone or something)
1. Lit. out from beneath someone or something. (*Typically: be \out (from under someone or something); get\out (from under someone or something); crawl \out (from under someone or something); creep \out (from under someone or something); move \out (from under someone or something).) •

Will you please get out from under my bed?

The dog got out from under her just before she sat down.

2. Fig. free of someone's control or the burden of a problem. (*Typically: be \out (from under someone or something); get\out (from under someone or something); crawl \out (from under someone or something); move \out (from under someone or something).) •

Mary wanted to get out from under her mother.

There is so much work to do! I don't know when I'll ever get out from under it.


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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