on the way out

Idioms & Phrases

on the way out

  1. About to go out, as in We were on our way out when the phone rang.

  2. Going out of fashion, becoming obsolete, as in Full-size cars are on their way out.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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