Definition of at outs in English:

at outs

(North American on the outs)

phrase

  • In dispute.

    ‘you were at outs with my uncle Ned’
    • ‘Honey, just because we're on the outs, there's no need to bring the child into it.’
    • ‘But now it's foreclosure time: The show is on the outs with me.’
    • ‘Luckily, he is on the outs with his girlfriend, and teenagers love to frequent the beach near his rented cabana.’
    • ‘We're kind of on the outs right now.’
    • ‘But she was on the outs with the whole lot, really.’
    • ‘Both were examples of buyers who bit off more than they could chew and were on the outs after less than 2 years with their combined companies.’
    • ‘This doesn't mean the two are on the outs, however; close friends say he's never invited girls over to meet the family on the traditional holiday.’
    • ‘Aunt Celia has kicked me out again, for being ‘rebellious’ and I've been at outs with my uncle for the last 5 years or so.’
    • ‘Your two best friends Amanda and Ashley are on the outs because Amanda has been spilling Ashley's secrets.’
    • ‘The person doesn't want to be there, is on the outs with the department and probably wasn't much of a teacher to begin with - that's how they got in trouble.’
    conflicting, in conflict, contrasting, incompatible, irreconcilable, antithetical, contradictory, clashing, contrary, different, differing, divergent, dissimilar, disagreeing, in disagreement, at odds, at cross purposes, at loggerheads, opposed, opposing, opposite, in opposition, poles apart, polar, at outs
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