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Discarded, tossed out. This term is often used in the phrase
go out the window
, as in
For the town planners past experience seems to have gone out the window
. It alludes to unwanted items being hurled out of the window.
First half of 1900s
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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out of the window
Out of the window, I saw how the planets gathered Like the leaves themselves Turning in the wind.
Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window One can see...
(...) mournful obituaries, and there they stand looking out of the window, sound and well, in some...
Ralph Waldo Emerson