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    can "checked out" mean "idling mind" or "preoccupied"

    Hello,

    Let's say I am listening to someone and then my mind goes blank and completely ignores what's going on. Can I use "checked out" to describe myself? or is it "checked off"?

    Thanks!

    Robert

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    Re: can "checked out" mean "idling mind" or "preoccupied"

    Robert, I believe that "checked off" would be used as an aid to counting/recording; marking a list. So, it would have nothing to do with a preoccupied or idle mind.

    "Checking out" of a hotel means to pay for services and leave. Someone who has "checked out" has left the premises. It is sometimes used to refer to someone who is not quite aware of surroundings.

    Steve


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    Re: can "checked out" mean "idling mind" or "preoccupied"

    thank you, steve!

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