[Vocabulary] Grow up and out

SNatalia

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grow up and out-what does it mean?
 

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Re: GROW UP AND OUT

It isn't a standard pairing, but it might mean that the person should become more mature and leave their complaints behind. What's the actual context?
 

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SNatalia, welcome to the forum. :hi:

Note that I have amended your thread title - there was no need to write all the words in capital letters. It's the online equivalent of shouting.
 

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Re: grow up and out

It isn't a standard pairing, but it might mean that the person should become more mature and leave their complaints behind. What's the actual context?
Thanks a lot!
 

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Note also that you don't need to write a new post to say thanks. Just click Thank/Like. :)
 

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Re: grow up and out

It occurs to me that it could also describe a physical maturation, ie., get taller and bulkier.
 
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