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    #1

    never out of sorts

    Edith was such a blithe child, never out of sorts.

    Here blithe means "very cheerful". What does "never out of sort" mean?

    NTC's Thesaurus of Everyday American English.

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    Re: never out of sort

    The phrase is out of sorts. It's a BrE expression meaning "grumpy", "in a bad mood", or "not feeling well".
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    Re: never out of sort

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The phrase is out of sorts. It's a BrE expression meaning "grumpy", "in a bad mood", or "not feeling well".
    You are right that it is out of sorts, but the thesaurus I learned it focuses on everyday American English. But you are American as well so I am a little confused.

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    Re: never out of sort

    My (very American) wife says it's an expression she's heard "forever", so I'm not sure why I attributed it to the British.

    Write the thesaurus I learned it from.
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