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    We're 15 out.?

    They're a rescue team for emergencies and they are talking about Estimated Time of Arrival. But what is the usage of "out" here? Is it "till the end"?

    A: Bobby, what's our e. t. a.?
    B: We're 15 out.
    C: E.t. a. 15 minutes.



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    Re: We're 15 out.?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    They're a rescue team for emergencies and they are talking about Estimated Time of Arrival. But what is the usage of "out" here? Is it "till the end"?


    A: Bobby, what's our e. t. a.?
    B: We're 15 out.



    C: E.t. a. 15 minutes.


    From your dialogue, it can only mean "We are 15 minutes away from arrival." This also makes sense without C's comment.

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