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 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.

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