Student or Learner
I'd like to know the phrase of "It's very in.", is it grammatically correct in English? and is it an idiomatic expression?
NOT A TEACHER
(1) Some years back, this was a popular phrase here in the United States:
Mona: Do you like my new hat?
Martha: It's divine, darling!
Mona: It's very/quite in, you know.
Martha: Oh, yes, I know that it is very fashionable/popular right now.
Mona: Shall we have lunch at the Parser Cafe?
Martha: Let's do, darling. I hear that the Parser Cafe is the in place to eat and to
In the year 2011, I do not think that this phrase is still very in. But I am not sure, since
I am an old man who doesn't get out much. Maybe a fellow American can further
I learnt something new today. Thank you, TheParser!
TheParser, do you use 'out' as an antonym?
"Long skirts are out at the moment."
NOT A TEACHER
(1) According to my dictionary, you are 100% correct.
(2) But I think (repeat: think) that the expression "it's out" is no longer in!!!
P.S. Your sentence could mean something different. That is, we do not have
any long skirts in the store "at the moment," but we are getting a new supply of
those skirts next week. I imagine that if you are using "out" as no longer fashionable,
you would say something like "I would not be caught dead wearing long skirts. They
are definitely out."
P.P. S. I have just remembered: some people now say something like:
It's 2011, so why are you still wearing your hair in that style? It's so 2010,
I agree that out is no longer in. The idiomatic expression (in Br Eng at least) is 'It's so "last year"'.