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way out

the means by which a predicament, dilemma, etc., may be solved.
Chiefly British. an exit or exit door, as in a theater.


[wey-out] /ˈweɪˈaʊt/
adjective, Informal.
advanced in style or technique:
way-out jazz.
exotic or esoteric in character:
way-out theories on nutrition.
Origin of way-out
1950-55; adj. use of way out far off; see way2, out Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for way out
  • Those who are not in the street are hanging half way out of the windows, shouting at some one below.
  • Above me towered the colossal edifice of society, and to my mind the only way out was up.
  • The three sons had bribed their way out of military service.
  • Two were on their way out of the woods, after having been all winter and spring without seeing a white face.
  • We are presently about half-way out in the expanding phase.
  • Those in the clan of the sandalwood evolved a way out of the darkness.
  • We seem to be bent on destroying every single resource and unable to talk our way out of doing so.
  • It doesn't flatten all the way out, though, and its ungainly size becomes even more apparent in the prone position.
  • He drove all the way out to the convention center and waded into the madding crowd.
  • Well-positioned proposals demonstrate how the important findings will make their way out into the world.
British Dictionary definitions for way out


adjective (informal)
extremely unconventional or experimental; avant-garde
excellent or amazing
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Slang definitions & phrases for way out

way it plays, the

adverb phrase

According to the usual pattern: The way it plays in there, you can't plead the Fifth

noun phrase

The usual pattern; what is to be expected: Well, I guess that's the way it plays when you get old

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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