505 – 10 Idioms Beginning With OUT OF

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Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English. It’s just about the end of April and little by little, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. I think it’s a good time for me to start thinking about planting my vegetable garden. I’m a little out of shape these days, so I think I can kill two birds with one stone by working in the garden. We’ll see!

Speaking of being out of shape, there are a number of things that you can be out of in English. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to take a look at 10 idioms that begin with the phrase out of. Learning idioms is a great way to make your English sound more colorful and more natural. Let’s check it out!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.

  • I was out of breath because I walked up the stairs in my office building.
  • By the time we finished climbing that hill we were all out of breath.
  • The boss was joking around today in the office. He was totally out of character.
  • Did you notice that Jenny was singing a lot at the Karaoke bar? Yeah, she was out of character last night.
  • The meeting got out of hand when the boss started yelling about the sales figures.
  • I heard that the concert was out of hand because they didn’t have enough security set up in front of the stage.
  • I think we are out of luck. The train just left the station.
  • I was out of luck when I tried to buy tickets for the concert because the box office was closed when I got there.
  • I sat down at the piano for the first time in five years. Wow! I’m really out of practice.
  • I don’t think I can join the golf competition because I’m way out of practice.
  • After today’s hiking trip I realized that I am way out of shape.
  • I think I am too out of shape to try to run that marathon.
  • Eddie is in shape because he goes to the gym three days a week.
  • I hope I can get in shape by doing some gardening!
  • Well, I think we are out of time so we can continue with chapter five in the next lesson.
  • I couldn’t finish all of the questions in the exam because I was out of time.
  • I mostly listen to jazz, so I’m really out of touch with pop music these days.
  • The mayor lost the election because he was out of touch with the needs of the people in his town.
  • Tommy said that he’s going to be out of town on business next week.
  • I think I’m lucky that I was out of town during the transit strike last week.
  • After the economic crisis in 2008, a lot of people in the finance industry were out of work.
  • Jimmy was out of work for six months. That was a difficult time for his family.

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