on the outside

idiom

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 appearanceI 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.

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“On the outside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20outside. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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