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- (informal) Extreme; radical; far removed from the ordinary; crazy, nutty, loony.
- I like the ideas Melissa came up with, but Brad's ideas were just out there.
- The president failing to acknowledge the numerous side-effects linked to covid restrictions just shows how out there he is.
- 2008, Monte Dwyer, Red In The Centre: The Australian Bush Through Urban Eyes, Monyer Pty Ltd, page 120:
- They're a world apart, these mining towns in Western Australia, and Newman's as "out there" as any.
extreme, crazy, nutty, loony
- (informal) in the public eye
- If you want to improve your public speaking, you should put yourself out there more.
- (informal) in the world at large
- There are a lot of crazy people out there.
- (informal) in a position that makes one vulnerable to rejection or scrutiny from another person, especially in a romantic context
- If you want to find love, you'll have to put yourself out there.
outside of one's comfort zone