With the inner surface turned out or revealed, as in He wore his shirt inside out. This expression dates from about 1600 and was soon used figuratively, as in He turned the verses inside out and revealed their hidden sense.
Extremely well, thoroughly, especially alluding to knowing something. For example, He knows this system inside out. [First half of 1900s]
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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Example sentences from the Web for inside out
Since both of them were inside-out rolls, they should sprinkle sesame seeds outside to make them taste better.
What an inside-out tactical atomic bomb would look like, I could not imagine and did not particularly care to see.The Big Time|Fritz Reuter Leiber
Mollie thinks it is an upside-down, inside-out sort of a creature anyway.The Insect Folk|Margaret Warner Morley
I can make it answer both our purposes,' said he, with a nudge of the elbow, and an inside-out squint of his eyes.Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour|R. S. Surtees