not in Kansas anymore
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From the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, in which Dorothy states, “Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.”
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- (idiomatic, colloquial, US) No longer in quiet and comfortable surroundings
- As soon as I walked into that party I thought, "I'm not in Kansas anymore."
- 1986 April, Gerald Hannon, “Leaving Kansas”, in The Body Politic, number 125, Pink Triangle Press, page 8:
- John Crosbie? A Tory government? You could be forgiven if your first reaction was the feeling that you weren't in Kansas anymore.
- 1991 July, Ray Duncan, “Power Programming”, in PC Magazine, page 444:
- C++ meets all three of these classic criteria of object-orientedness, but once you really start to take advantage of them in your programs, you'll find you're definitely not in Kansas anymore.