out there

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out there (comparative more out there, superlative most out there)

  1. (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.

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out there

  1. (informal) in the public eye
    If you want to improve your public speaking, you should put yourself out there more.
  2. (informal) in the world at large
    There are a lot of crazy people out there.
  3. (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.