inside out

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In the sense thoroughly, an asyndetic clipping of inside and out.


  • IPA(key): /ˌɪnsaɪdˈaʊt/
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inside out (not comparable)

  1. (not comparable) With the inside surface turned to be on the outside.
    Antonym: right side out
    I now realise that I have my shirt on inside out.
  2. (of knowledge) Thoroughly; extremely well.
    I know IBM Assembler Language inside out.
  3. (of characteristic existence) Completely; through and through; to the core.
    We're hometown hockey fans inside out.
  4. (cricket) Describes the hitting of a ball that pitched outside of leg stump to the off side of the field.
    He hit the ball inside out in an ugly manner, but scored a four.

Usage notes[edit]

(syntax) Typically used on a postpositive basis.

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inside out (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of inside-out.