the ins and outs

Definition of the ins and outs

  1. :  the details about how something works or is done —often + of I'm still learning all the ins and outs of American politics.

Word by Word Definitions

ins
  1. : inches

    : insurance

outplay outs
  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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