on the outside
Definition of on the outside
1 : on the outer side, edge, or surface of something The number 22 car tried to pass the leader on the outside (of the track).
2 baseball : on the side of home plate farthest from the batter The next pitch was a fastball on the outside.
3 —used to describe someone's appearance I might seem calm on the outside, but I'm actually really nervous.
4 : not in prison He looked forward to life on the outside again.
Word by Word Definitions
: a place or region beyond an enclosure or boundary: such as
: the world beyond the confines of an institution (as a prison)
: the world beyond the territory or state of Alaska
: of, relating to, or being on or toward the outer side or surface
: of, relating to, or being on or toward the outer side of a curve or turn
: of, relating to, or being on or near the outside
: on or to the outside
: used as a function word to indicate movement to or position on the outer side of
: beyond the limits of
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