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    #1

    Break out a word

    Hello,

    I would like to ask you about the usage of "break out" in the following sentence that I heard Seth Meyers saying:

    I normally don't break out the word "racy" unless I am absolutely sure something is racy.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

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    Re: Break out a word

    I leave it in my collection of unused words. When I really need it, I take it out. "Break out" is an expression meaning "take out of storage".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Break out a word

    Who's Seth Meyers?

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    Re: Break out a word

    He is an American talk show host.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Meyers
    Thank you for asking. I am sorry, I should have mentioned it in the beginning.

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    #5

    Re: Break out a word

    He is saying that he only uses the words when he really means it- something that could be interpreted as a little bit racy is not what he calls racy.

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