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    be at outs with somebody

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    …Stener was evidently “at outs” with him, and might sever relations entirely…
    be at outs with somebody = be on bad terms with somebody, be at logger heads with somebody, be out with somebody

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    Re: be at outs with somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    …Stener was evidently “at outs” with him, and might sever relations entirely…
    be at outs with somebody = be on bad terms with somebody, be at logger heads with somebody, be out with somebody

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regard,

    V
    I've never heard that. The only phrase that comes to mind is "to be at odds with someone" which has the meaning you have given.

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    Re: be at outs with somebody

    http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=at+outs&gwp=13

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    Re: be at outs with somebody

    Now.

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