[ out-uhv-sahyt ]
/ ˈaʊt əvˈsaɪt /
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Slang. fantastic; great; marvelous: an out-of-sight guitarist.
beyond reason; exceedingly high: out-of-sight hospital bills.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of out-of-sight

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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Other Idioms and Phrases with out-of-sight

out of sight


Also, out of someone's sight. Out of the range of vision, as in Stay out of sight while they're visiting, or Don't let the baby out of your sight in the yard. [c. 1200] This idiom is also used in the phrase get out of someone's sight, meaning “go away”; for example, Jean was furious with Bill and told him to get out of her sight at once.


Unreasonable, excessive, as in Our bill for the wine was out of sight. [Colloquial; late 1800s]


Excellent, superb, as in The graduation party was out of sight. This phrase is also used as an interjection meaning “Wonderful!” as in Do I like it? Out of sight! [Slang; second half of 1900s]


out of sight, out of mind. What is absent is soon forgotten, as in I don't think of them unless they send a Christmas card—out of sight, out of mind, I guess. This phrase has been proverbial since Homer's time; the earliest recorded use in English was about 1450.

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