(to be) out and about

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - out and about

"(to be) out and about"

to be active and doing regular activities outside the home (sometimes said after recovery from an illness)


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - out and about

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Is Jeremy home?

Friend 2:  No, he had some errands to run.

Friend 1:  How long will he be out and about.

Friend 2:  He said he'd be home by noon.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - out and about

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Karen sure was sick for a while. She was getting a little crazy being stuck in bed.

Friend 2:  She sure is happy to be out and about now.

Friend 1:  Is that where she is now?

Friend 2:  Yes, she went out shopping.

(to be) out and about - Usage:


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(to be) out and about - Gerund Form:

Being out and about after being sick in bed for a week feels great.

(to be) out and about - Examples:

1)  So next time you're out and about and you want to appear more attractive, it's worth smiling and ...

2)  I'm a keen cyclist and love getting out and about in the hills of Switzerland.

3)  I was simply happy to be out and about in the sunshine rather than being cooped up in CK's apartment.

4)  I've seen them doing it on the subway. When I'm out and about, strangers run up to ask me about my keyboard.

5)  I'm journalist and have begun filing copy when out and about from the iPad for a lot of the reasons Harry states.

6)  And every day since, we've been out and about -- enjoying and exploring the world.

7)  I've also been out and about, enjoying life with friends and family.

8)  After a hurricane and a snowstorm, New Yorkers are out and about every chance we get until winter casts its freezing spell on us.

9)  It is spring in Australia and lots of animals are out and about.

10)  Rob has been out and about several times since the incident.

11)  If you're out and about this weekend, share your photos from the campaign trail using ...

12)  He's mostly just at home on his own while Anne is out and about with her new job.

13)  Merrick has been out and about talking to pet food marketing companies looking for volume to drive production economies ...

14)  Listen, I will pay for water in a bottle when out and about, but you better believe it will be for something like spring or ...

15)  I was always told as a child to wear bright clothes when out and about, especially at night.

16)  You can basically give a couple you already know an evening out and about, while you view their children.

17)  Make sure to carry an umbrella if you are out and about in Lake District, United Kingdom.

18)  I think they are both great parents and on the internet you see them out and about all the time with their kids.

19)  A mother hen will instinctively make a certain clucking to her chicks when she is out and about with them.

20)  For my first trip out and about since learning I was pregnant, I went to meet with the director ...