on the outs
phrasal on unfriendly terms ; at variance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on the outs — adverb see at outs * * * on the outs ( ● out * * * in disagreement or dispute on the outs with established political trends * * * on the outs US informal : in an unfriendly or bad relationship : no longer friendly or together There s a rumor that …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the outs — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Not friendly; having a quarrel. * /Mary and Sue were on the outs./ * /Being on the outs with a classmate is very upsetting./ Syn.: AT ODDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the outs — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Not friendly; having a quarrel. * /Mary and Sue were on the outs./ * /Being on the outs with a classmate is very upsetting./ Syn.: AT ODDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ the\ outs — adj. phr. informal Not friendly; having a quarrel. Mary and Sue were on the outs. Being on the outs with a classmate is very upsetting. Syn.: at odds …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the outs — adjective On unfriendly terms; estranged. I marvel that a mind on the outs with itself should have nevertheless made a painstaking record of its every tremor. Syn: at odds …   Wiktionary

  • on the outs — not friendly, not speaking    Amy and Pat are on the outs. They had a fight …   English idioms

  • on the outs — idi in a state of disagreement; quarreling; at odds …   From formal English to slang

  • on the outs (with someone) — mod. in a mild dispute with someone; sharing ill will with someone. □ Tom and Bill are on the outs again. □ Tom has been on the outs with Bill before. They’ll work it out …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • at outs (N. Amer. on the outs) — in dispute. → out …   English new terms dictionary

  • be on the outs with — {v. phr.} To not be on speaking terms with someone; be in disagreement with someone. * /Jane and Tom have been on the outs with one another since Tom started to date another woman./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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