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    #1

    ''you're off'' or ''you're out''?

    hi,

    I recently heard on a movie a leader saying to a member "You are off!!" in order to mean that the latter wasn't part of the group anymore.

    I have always heard people saying "You are out!!" under identical circumstances.

    I wonder if both expressions are possible in English. If so, do they mean the same?

    thanks.


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    Re: ''you're off'' or ''you're out''?

    "You are off [the team]" is probably what was meant in the film.

    "You're out" is usually what is said during counting out methods in children's games. I don't hear it much said by adults.

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    #3

    Re: ''you're off'' or ''you're out''?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "You are off [the team]" is probably what was meant in the film.

    "You're out" is usually what is said during counting out methods in children's games. I don't hear it much said by adults.
    thanks!

    there was a tv show called "Project Runway". Haidi Blum (sorry, don't know how to spell), the lady who hosted the show, was famous for her "you are in" and "you are out" phrases.

    should her have said "you are off"?

    thanks!


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    Re: ''you're off'' or ''you're out''?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks!

    There was a tv show called "Project Runway". Haidi Blum (sorry, don't know how to spell), the lady who hosted the show, was famous for her "you are in" and "you are out" phrases.

    Should she have said "you are off"?

    Thanks!
    Heidi Klum

    No - she is meaning "you are out of the/this competition".

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    #5

    Re: ''you're off'' or ''you're out''?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Heidi Klum

    No - she is meaning "you are out of the/this competition".
    thanks a lot.

    is there a reason to use "on/off" with a team and "in/out" with a competition?

    when somebody is not "off the team", is he/she ''on the team"?

    I wonder why not to use always "in/out", since that a competition may be seen as group of people, just as a team.

    thanks.


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    Re: ''you're off'' or ''you're out''?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks a lot.

    is there a reason to use "on/off" with a team and "in/out" with a competition?

    when somebody is not "off the team", is he/she ''on the team"? Yes

    I wonder why not to use always "in/out", since that a competition may be seen as group of people, just as a team. It is not the same thing. A team work as a group to a common end/goal; competitors in a competition are not working as members of a group. They are very much working for themselves, and are taking part in a competition.

    thanks.
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