to come out



Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - come out

"to come out"

to exit a place

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - come out

"to come out"

to go and spend time away from where one normally lives

 

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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - come out

"to come out"

to appear or come into view

 

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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - come out

"to come out"

to have a successful outcome

 

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Idiom Definition 5

Idiom Definition - come out

"to come out"

to become known

 

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Idiom Definition 6

Idiom Definition - come out

"to come out"

to be issued

 

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Idiom Definition 7

Idiom Definition - come out

"to come out"

to declare publicly

 

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Idiom Definition 8

Idiom Definition - come out

"to come out"

to result in being something

 

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Idiom Definition 9

Idiom Definition - come out

"to come out"

to make a formal social debut

 

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Idiom Definition 10

Idiom Definition - come out

"to come out"

to reveal that one is gay, lesbian or bisexual

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - come out

A mother is disciplining her child ...

Mother: You must stay in your room until you feel calm enough to talk about what is troubling you.

Child:  How long do I have to stay in my room?

Mother:  You can come out when you are feeling sociable.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - come out

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: What are you doing this weekend?

Friend 2:  Probably more of the same - work.

Friend 1:  We're going out to my cabin for the weekend.  Why don't you take a break and clear your head?  Join us.

Friend 2:  You know, that sounds really good. I'll come out on Saturday morning.


Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - come out

Two friends are talking on the telephone ...

Friend 1:  What are you doing?

Friend 2:  Just sitting in my room. There's nothing else to do since it's raining.

Friend 1:  Actually, it has stopped raining and the sun is coming out now. Let's go to the park and play.

Friend 2:  OK. See you in ten minutes.


Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - come out

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How did you do taking photos of the northern lights last night?

Friend 2:  I think I must have set the exposure wrong.

Friend 1:  Why is that?

Friend 2:  Because not a single one of my photos came out.


Idiom Scenario 5

Idiom Definition - come out

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  What happened to the boss? I haven't seen him in days.

Colleague 2:  I am quite sure that I don't know although the entire office has been speculating.

Colleague 1:  Well, there's been a special meeting called for this afternoon.

Colleague 2:  Perhaps the story of what happened to the boss will come out then.


Idiom Scenario 6

Idiom Definition - come out

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Where are you rushing off to?

Friend 2:  The corner store.

Friend 1:  What's the hurry?

Friend 2:  A new special edition of that magazine I like so much has just come out.


Idiom Scenario 7

Idiom Definition - come out

A politician and his campaign manager are discussing strategy ...

Manager:  Are you sure you want to announce your negative position on labor unions?

Politician:  What do you think?

Manager:  I think if you come out as anti-union that you will lose a lot of votes in the next election.


Idiom Scenario 8

Idiom Definition - come out

Two executives are talking ...

Executive 1:  Are you ready for your big presentation?

Executive 2:  As ready as I'll ever be. I couldn't be any more prepared or practiced.

Executive 1:  I hope you are very successful with it.

Executive 2:  Thanks. I'm sure it will come out very well.


Idiom Scenario 9

Idiom Definition - come out

Two parents are talking ...

Father:  Do we really need to go to all this expense?

Mother:  Your daughter only turns sixteen once and I know it is a little old-fashioned to have a formal party to announce her entrance into society but it will be a good opportunity for you to network.

Father:  Alright. Let's throw our daughter the best coming out party ever.


Idiom Scenario 10

Idiom Definition - come out

 

See: to come out of the closet





to come out - Usage:

formal<-------------X--|--------------->informal



to come out - Gerund Form:

Coming out of a room means leaving the room.

Coming out to the country is a nice diversion.

Coming out of the trees was a bear.

Coming out successfully is the way you want your project to finish.

Coming out in public is not really how you want your secrets revealed.

Coming out next week is his new book.

Coming out publicly against abortion might be a good political move.

Coming out well is how you want your painting project to be.

Coming out at sixteen years of age is common for southern girls.

Coming out and admitting your sexual persuasion is brave.



to come out - Examples:

1)  It might come out at trial that all or much of this story is untrue.

2)  I knew one day it was going to come out and people were going to believe what I was saying.

3)  You almost always come out ahead when you finance with a credit union. 

4)  He hid for a week and would only come out if held. He wouldn't come out for food either.

5)  I have no doubt that Obama will come out from the start much more aggressively.

6)  They are beginning to come out of the closet.

7)  Everyone's wondering, will you come out tonight.

8)  Their excursions into drugs or promiscuity come out of curiosity, not disillusionment.

9)  Local people who would normally come out and bring their families are afraid to do that.

10)  I look forward to coming out every Wednesday, if possible.

11)  Now that these people are coming out of their storm cellars, they forget that there ever was a storm.

12)  Thanks for coming out today. I'd like to get this done quickly.  

13)  It says that we're still coming out of the second republican sponsored Great Depression.

14)  I've got a book coming out this month which is actually not a stand-alone novel.

15)  When I open my mouth, my whole heart comes out.

16)  The ice that comes out should be almost perfectly clear.

17)  I flip back and forth between the extremes until something interesting comes out of it.

18)  As they were walking to the apartment, two men wearing masks came out and robbed them at gunpoint in the breezeway of the complex.

19)  I am just happy we came out with a win.

20)  They did an EKG on me right away. The test came out OK.