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way the ball bounces

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way out

adjective phrase

  1. Imaginative; original and bold, esp successfullyand admirably so (1940s+ Jazz musicians)
  2. Excellent; wonderful; far out, great, out of sight (1950s+ Cool talk fr jazz musicians)
  3. Intoxicated with narcotics; high, out of it (1960s+ Narcotics)

[probably fr earlier out of this world or out of sight]

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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