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- (idiomatic) of someone who has recently left one stage of life to begin another.
- 1955, C.S. Forester, The Good Shepherd, page 43:
- 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, page 191:
- 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...
- (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, page 208:
- So if it was help Michael wanted, well, whoops, he was fresh out of luck.
- 2004, Al Sorci, Fishing the Muse, page 167:
- ...Judy the receptionist had looked at me like I was a mental case trick-or-treater and she was fresh out of candy.