outs and ins

outs and ins
ins and outs (or outs and ins)
1. Turnings this way and that
2. Nooks and corners
3. The complete details of any matter
4. Those who repeatedly enter and leave
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Main Entry:in
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outs and ins see ↑ins and outs under ↑in1
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Main Entry:out

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  • ins and outs — (informal) DETAILS, particulars, facts, features, characteristics, nuts and bolts; informal nitty gritty. → in * * * noun plural 1. : physical twists and turns or windings and uncertainties (as of a road) knows all the ins and outs of the short… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ins & Outs Press — is a small English language publisher with international connections based in Amsterdam and registered in the Netherlands as a cultural foundation, or stichting . It was started in 1980 by Eddie Woods, Jane Harvey and Henk van der Does as a… …   Wikipedia

  • ins and outs — n [plural] all the exact details of a complicated situation, problem, system etc ins and outs of ▪ I don t really know all the ins and outs of the matter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ins and outs — If you know the ins and outs of something, you know all the details …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • ins and outs, the — noun plural INFORMAL all the details or facts that you need to know in order to deal with a complicated situation, process, etc …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ins and outs — ins′ and outs′ n. pl. intricacies; particulars; peculiarities • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Ins and outs — In In, n. Note: [Usually in the plural.] 1. One who is in office; the opposite of {out}. [1913 Webster] 2. A re[ e]ntrant angle; a nook or corner. [1913 Webster] {Ins and outs}, (a) nooks and corners; twists and turns. (b) the peculiarities or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ins and outs —    If you know the ins and outs of something, you know all the details.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    The term ins and outs of a situation means all the details or facts.     I know he was involved in a car accident, but I don t know… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • ins and outs — 1. physical characteristics, as windings and turnings, nooks, or recesses: the ins and outs of a subterranean passage. 2. intricacies; particulars; peculiarities: the ins and outs of the tax laws. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • ins and outs — {n. phr.} The special ways of going somewhere or doing something; the different parts. * /The janitor knows all the ins and outs of the big school building./ * /Jerry s father is a good life insurance salesman; he knows all the ins and outs of… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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