fresh out of

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fresh out of

  1. (idiomatic) of someone who has recently left one stage of life to begin another.
    • 1955, C.S. Forester, The Good Shepherd, p43
      That boy was one of the new draft, fresh out of boot camp, and yet it was his duty to pass messages upon which the fate of a battle might depend.
    • 1998, Gordon W. Fuller, Getting the Most Out of Your Consultant, p191
      Students fresh out of college have highly specialized skills in newer technologies.
    • 2007, Armistead Maupin, Mad, Stark Mad at SmithsonianMagazine.com
      Fresh out of the South and a tour of duty in Vietnam, I was seriously conservative and frightened to death of almost everything...
  2. (idiomatic) having completely exhausted one's supply of (a commodity).
    • 2003, James St. James, Party Monster: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murder in Clubland, p208
      So if it was help Michael wanted, well, whoops, he was fresh out of luck.
    • 2004, Al Sorci, Fishing the Muse, p167
      ...Judy the receptionist had looked at me like I was a mental case trick-or-treater and she was fresh out of candy.