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out of this world


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Choose the correct definition : a, b or c.

a) extremely good

Well done ! That’s the right answer.

If something is ’out of this world’ it means it is absolutely amazing or extraordinary. Sometimes it can also be used to mean extremely expensive.

French translation

qui semble vraiment venu d’ailleurs, extraordinaire, un truc de fou

How NOT to translate : *hors de ce monde

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Examples in context

‘In a crowded festival market, Bestival has managed to carve out a unique identity over its 10-year lifespan. Visitor said : ‘This is our first ever camping festival. I’m a bit overwhelmed ! In a nutshell, the festival is out of this world, everyone needs to come and experience it.’

The Guardian, 9 Sept. 2013

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’All marketers want their emails to be out of this world. But far too often, these emails are sucked into the black hole known as the spam folder and never see the light of day. Houston, we have a problem. If marketers want their email marketing to be truly cosmic, they have to stop letting their obsession with open rates and click-throughs eclipse customer insight and focus on customers’ needs.’

Direct Marketing News, 9 August 2013

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Everyday usage

This cake that you made is just out of this world.

The price of petrol nowadays is just out of this world.

What a restaurant ! The food was out of this world.

b) ridiculous

Sorry, wrong answer. Please try again.

c) fussy

Sorry, wrong answer. Please try again.


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