out of work
phrasal without regular employment ; jobless

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • out of work — {adv. phr.} Having no income producing job; unemployed. * /When too many people are out of work, it is a sign that the economy is in a recession./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of work — {adv. phr.} Having no income producing job; unemployed. * /When too many people are out of work, it is a sign that the economy is in a recession./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of — {prep.} 1a. From the inside to the outside of. * /John took the apple out of the bag./ * /Get out of the car!/ * /The teacher has gone out of town./ 1b. In a place away from. * /No, you can t see Mr. Jones; he is out of the office today./ * /Our… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of — {prep.} 1a. From the inside to the outside of. * /John took the apple out of the bag./ * /Get out of the car!/ * /The teacher has gone out of town./ 1b. In a place away from. * /No, you can t see Mr. Jones; he is out of the office today./ * /Our… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • Out of print — refers to an item, typically a book (see: Out of print books), but can include any print or visual media or sound recording, that is in the state of no longer being published. The abbreviation OOP (also OP) is a more general term that encompasses …   Wikipedia

  • out of commission — {adj. phr.} 1. Retired from active military service; no longer on active duty. * /When the war was over, many warships were placed out of commission./ Contrast: IN COMMISSION(1). 2. Not in use or not working; so that it cannot work or be used. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of commission — {adj. phr.} 1. Retired from active military service; no longer on active duty. * /When the war was over, many warships were placed out of commission./ Contrast: IN COMMISSION(1). 2. Not in use or not working; so that it cannot work or be used. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Out of character — (sometimes abbreviated to OOC) is a phrase used in entertainment and role playing to differentiate between a person playing a character and the character itself. When the person is being him or herself, he or she is said to be out of character .… …   Wikipedia

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