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Help on English vocab, including idioms, slang and sayings

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Re: out there

Postby Josef » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:33 am

The meaning can change according to the situation. In the most "localized" sense "out there" could just mean "outside":

You'd better stay inside. People are fighting out there.

In your examples, "out there" has a more general sense, something like:
- in the world
- not right here but in other places
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Re: out there

Postby ETutor » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:11 pm

The expression “Out There” is commonly used to when you are referring to all that is available, as in “I would like to know what kind of technology is out there before I decide on one”. Also, you could use the expression, “out there” to describe something that you find crazy or very different. One example would be: His ideas are always out there.

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