go out the window


: to stop being used or thought about
By that point in the argument, reason had gone out the window.

Examples of go out the window in a Sentence

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“Go out the window.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20out%20the%20window. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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