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    out of sight

    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone could take a look for me at this phrase, "out of sight". What does it mean in this context? I can not get what Larrie exactly says. Does she just mean "Science books are always expensive" ?

    Thanks for your help.


    Tony: I can't believe how much my books cost this semester! I just spent over one hundred dollars in the university bookstore, for only four books! And I still need the book for chemistry. That one costs fifty-five dollars! It's little more than my budget can handle at the moment.
    Larrie: Science books are always out of sight. But did you know there's another bookstore in the Pioneer District? They carry used copies of most of the textbooks for the university.
    Tony: I wonder if they'd have my chemistry book. ... ...

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    Re: out of sight

    Yes, she is saying they are expensive.


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    Re: out of sight

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Yes, she is saying they are expensive.
    Hi, jlinger,

    I was wondering if I could keep discussing this phrase "out of sight" with you.

    I look up this phrase in a lot of dictionaries, but it seems I can not find the definition "expensive" for this phrase other than the slang term "excellent".
    I was wondering if you could tell me more about this phrase "out of sight" when it is used as "expensive" ? I mean. Is this usage pretty popular in the Canada and the United States ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: out of sight

    Quite common here, as expensive. Not so common for excellent.

    But then, I don't speak much street slang, other than what my teenagers bring home.

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