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    Default straight from the tin / straight out the tin

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the following two sentences?

    Tinned kidney beans are often precooked and safe to eat straight out of the tin.

    Apply the solvent cement straight from the tin with a suitably sized brush.

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    Default Re: straight from the tin / straight out the pin

    They are both natural English, and the meaning is clear. 'From' is possible in the first; 'out of' is possible in the second, though I prefer 'from' - I think that this is just a personal preference.

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    Hi fivejedjo,

    Thank you for your kindness.

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