"I have good news and bad news," the defense lawyer says to his client.
"Whats the bad news?"
The lawyer says, "Your blood matches the DNA found at the murder scene."
"Dammit!" cries the client. "What"s the good news?"
"Well," the lawyer says, "Your cholesterol is down to 140."
and about adj. Active outdoors (esp. After an illness etc.).
- and out —adj. Thorough; complete. —adv. Thoroughly.
- of doors adj. & adv. In or into the open air.
- of it predic. Adj. - (of a person) not included; forlorn.
- colloq. Unconscious, dazed.
- prefix in senses 1 so as to surpass or exceed (outdo).
- external, separate (outline).
- out of; away from; outward (outgrowth).
- —adv. - away from or not in or at a place etc. (keep him out; get out; tide is out).
- indicating: a dispersal away from a centre etc. (share out). B coming or bringing into the open (call out; will look it out for you). C need for attentiveness (watch out; listen out).
- not in one's house, office, etc. (tell them i'm out).
- to or at an end; completely (tired out; die out; fight it out; my luck was out; typed it out).
- (of a fire, candle, etc.) Not burning.
- in error (was 3% out).
- colloq. Unconscious (is out cold).
- (of a limb etc.) Dislocated (put his arm out).
- (of a political party etc.) Not in office. 10 (of a jury) considering its verdict. 11 (of workers) on strike. 12 (of a secret) revealed. 13 (of a flower) open. 14 (of a book, record, etc.) Published, on sale. 15 (of a star) visible after dark. 16 no longer in fashion (turn-ups are out). 17 (of a batsman etc.) Dismissed from batting. 18 not worth considering (that idea is out). 19 (prec. By superl.) Colloq. Known to exist (the best game out). 20 (of a mark etc.) Removed (washed the stain out). —prep. Out of (looked out the window). —n. Way of escape. —v. Come or go out; emerge (murder will out). out for intent on, determined to get. Out of 1 from within.
- not within.
- from among.
- beyond the range of (out of reach).
- so as to be without, lacking (was swindled out of his money; out of sugar).
- from (get money out of him).
- because of (asked out of curiosity).
- by the use of (what did you make it out of?). Out of bounds see *bound2. Out of date see *date1. Out of order see *order. Out of pocket see *pocket. Out of the question see *question. Out of sorts see *sort. Out of this world see *world. Out of the way see *way. Out to determined to. [old english]
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