inside out


Definition of inside out

1 : in such a manner that the inner surface becomes the outer turned the shirt inside out
2 : to a thorough degree knows the subject inside out
3 : in or into a state of disarray often involving drastic reorganization turned the business inside out

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Examples of inside out in a Sentence

after 20 years of employment there, he has come to know the company inside out

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Left back Ashley Young was turned inside out in the opening exchanges against Panama, while Raheem Sterling continues to struggle for form up front., "An Urgent Message to England Fans at the World Cup - Please Calm Down & Get Real!," 27 June 2018 Next comes a hefty layer of hyaluronic acid serum, like Dr. Nigma's elixir, packed with marine peptides to plump skin from the inside out. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "7 Skincare Cures for Erasing All Signs of a Holiday Hangover," 26 Nov. 2018 How to Get Coffee out of White Pants Turn the garment inside out and run cold water over it immediately. Fox News, "Coffee, tea, wine: How to get rid of common stains," 3 Dec. 2015 And thick rib knit cuffs on the sleeves and bottom of the jacket mean the wind won't be shooting up to freeze you from the inside out. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "PM Approved: Carhartt's Active Jac," 19 Nov. 2018 Influenced by Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, the Wall House is minimalist from the inside out, defined by planes in three dimensions and intended to put the Alice Ball House on center stage. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "‘Livable version’ of Philip Johnson’s Glass House hits the market," 13 Sep. 2018 The Sinner approaches the murder mystery puzzle box from the inside outPeter Kramer/USA Network The Sinner is structured like an anthology, setting up a new case each season to be solved by Bill Pullman’s Detective Harry Ambrose. Karen Han, Vox, "The Sinner is the rare murder mystery that doesn’t care whodunnit. Instead, it asks, “Why?”," 31 July 2018 My birth doula likened the surgical repair for a 4th degree tear to an intricate embroidery of many layers of tissue and muscle, a repair that heals from the inside out to bring back the integral components of the pelvic floor musculature. Frances F. Denny, Harper's BAZAAR, "What People Don’t Tell You About Childbirth: The Realities of Vaginal Tearing," 16 July 2018 Instagram likes won't actually build you up from the inside out. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Guide to Finding Your Self-Confidence and Dealing with Negative Thoughts," 7 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of inside out

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of inside out was circa 1600

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Kids Definition of inside out

1 : in such a way that the inner surface becomes the outer Your shirt is inside out.
2 : in or into a confused or disorganized state The room was turned inside out.

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