Definition of in and out of in English:

in and out of

phrase

  • Being a frequent visitor to (a house) or frequent inmate of (an institution)

    ‘they were in and out of each other's houses all day’
    ‘he was in and out of jail for most of his twenties’
    • ‘For the next five years she was in and out of hospital and her schooling suffered due to long absences.’
    • ‘She was in and out of hospital for the rest of her life and her paintings often depict her suffering.’
    • ‘He was in and out of the house on numerous occasions while the police were there.’
    • ‘Her mother, who was in and out of hospital because of illness, rarely cuddled her.’
    • ‘He spent the rest of his life in and out of mental institutions, his serious work at an end.’
    • ‘The baby had whooping cough and had been in and out of hospital since birth.’
    • ‘He has been in and out of special schools which have lacked the expertise to deal with him.’
    • ‘As a child, it was discovered I'd had a stroke and I spent a lot of time in and out of hospital.’
    • ‘My mother might have had the misery of housework, but at least there were grown-ups in and out of the house all day.’
    • ‘Sadly, the disease really started to take hold at the end of November and she was in and out of hospital.’