inside out

[ preposition in-sahyd, in-sahyd; adverb in-sahyd; noun in-sahyd; adjective in-sahyd, in-, in-sahyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF inside out

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She puts on other people's gloves, but she puts them on inside out.

Miss G. Why, turn that you have inside out, and no more about it.

I took it from him, turned it inside out, and opened my pocket knife.

There was no other like it in any of the stores, and she had turned all of them inside out.

I could wish that she did not wrap her putties, one from the inside out, and the other from the outside in.

The curve I got on that bit of steel did the work, around the corner and inside out.

After that, as Leslie said, I was to "reform England inside out."

From the cab-driver down to—to Giotto, they turn us inside out, and I resent it.

Wrap my dear sister by all means, Charles, but if you can—from the inside out.

Well, I'll turn him inside out and manipulate him, if it takes the whole week.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., ynneside "interior of the body," compound of in (adv.) + side (n.). The adjective is 1610s, from the noun. Inside job "robbery, espionage, etc., committed by or with the help of a resident or servant of a place" is attested by 1887, American English (also, late 19c., early 20c., "indoors work"). Inside track "advantage" is metaphoric because those lanes are shorter on a curved track. Inside of, in reference to time, is from 1839.

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