Definition of out of the common in English:

out of the common

phrase

British
  • Rarely occurring; unusual.

    ‘it is odd, yes, but not so out of the common’
    • ‘Nothing sharpens the wits so much as a passion out of the common.’
    • ‘I am sure it was something quite out of the common.’
    • ‘But I couldn't let her go with the knowledge that something out of the common was happening.’
    • ‘She was never at a loss for words out of the common, and an increasing deafness made her find talking easier than listening.’
    • ‘Something out of the common was happening but I felt the need to stop it anyway.’
    unusual, uncommon, atypical, untypical, non-typical, unrepresentative, rare, isolated, irregular, anomalous, deviant, deviating, divergent, wayward, aberrant, freak, freakish
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