way out

the means by which a predicament, dilemma, etc., may be solved.
Chiefly British. an exit or exit door, as in a theater.
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adjective Informal.
advanced in style or technique: way-out jazz.
exotic or esoteric in character: way-out theories on nutrition.

1950–55; adj. use of way out far off; see way2, out

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1.  extremely unconventional or experimental; avant-garde
2.  excellent or amazing

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way out definition

and way-out
  1. mod.
    extreme; arcane. : Some of your ideas are really way out.
  2. mod.
    heavily alcohol or drug intoxicated. : That guy is way out—can't even walk. , She was so way-out, she was almost unconscious.
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Example sentences
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.
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