on the/someone's/something's way out

idiom

1
: leaving a place or position
Would you mind closing the door on your way out?
There are rumors that the superintendent of schools is on the way out.
2
: becoming no longer popular
He incorrectly predicted that the Internet would be on its way out within three years.

Examples of on the/someone's/something's way out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was a balloon arch and Southwest staffers dressed as the sun and moon for one last photo op on the way out. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, 9 Apr. 2024 Furry winter boots are on the way out and, surely, something needs to replace them: Gilt has dozens of Birkenstock styles on flash sale, including your next pair of comfy spring sandals, from Friday at 9 a.m. through Tuesday 12 p.m. ET. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 22 Mar. 2024 Abbott basically told the musicians to not let the door hit them on the way out. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 13 Mar. 2024 Greta Lee shared a happy hug with Kathryn Hahn waiting in line on the way out of the ladies' room. Lindsay Kimble, Peoplemag, 25 Feb. 2024 Now, its season will roll on into the NCAA tournament with a coach who is on the way out. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2024 One Pac-12 head coach is on the way out, and more could follow. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 12 Mar. 2024 But that group is dominated by Baby Boomers, the generational cohort that reshaped much of American culture and politics in the past half-century, and that group is on the way out. Andre Mouchard, Orange County Register, 4 Feb. 2024 Plan to eat all things fried at Shrimp Shack (cash-only) on the way out. Sallie Funderburk, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024

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on the slopes

on the/someone's/something's way out

on (the) staff

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“On the/someone's/something's way out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%2Fsomeone%27s%2Fsomething%27s%20way%20out. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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