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1

Not participating in or knowledgeable about a particular trend, pursuit, or group. For example, Dad looked really out of it, riding his bike in bathing trunks and long black socks, or Mary sometimes felt out of it because she didn't know anyone in the most popular crowd. [Early 1800s]

2

Confused or disoriented. For example, Two or three beers and she was out of it, or He had no idea where he was or had been; he was totally out of it. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]

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