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Idioms for outside

    at the outside, at the utmost limit; at the maximum: There weren't more than ten at the outside.
    outside of, other than; exclusive of; excepting: Outside of us, no one else came to the party.

Origin of outside

First recorded in 1495–1505; out- + side1
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usage for outside

The use of outside of and inside of, although fairly common, is generally thought to be incorrect or non-standard: she waits outside (not outside of) the school
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Idioms and Phrases with outside

outside

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