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    #1

    half out of it =?

    Our patient in the hospital was a big, burly former officer. Just after surgery, and still half out of it, he became agitated and confused, tearing at his IVs and trying to escape his bed. The nurses gamely attempted to keep him calm, but were losing this battle. That's when my old Air Force training came in handy.
    "Colonel!" I commanded. "At ease."
    And with that, the colonel fell back to sleep.
    Hi!

    half out of it = being rehabilitating?

    Thank you!


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    #2

    Re: half out of it =?

    I think the idea is that he hadn't fully recovered yet.

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    #3

    Re: half out of it =?

    not a teacher

    I'd say 'gaining consciousness/recovering halfway' since the intravenous(IV) device was still attached.

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    #4

    Re: half out of it =?

    Hi guys, thank you for your help.

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