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Out of this World

Today’s English idiom is - literally - out of this world! This expression means wonderful or extraordinary. It refers to something or someone who is so superior in quality that he/she/it is regarded as being beyond this world. Have a look at the following headlines to see this idiom in use:

Miss Universe contestants are out of this world
-heraldsun.com.au, 10 September 2011
Boxing - Hopkins out of this world
-fightnews.com, 23 May 2011, Graham Houston
Food out of Africa, out of this world
-crikey.com.au, 21 March 2011, Mike Stuchbery

Each of these headlines describes people or things as being out of this world or spectacular; the Miss Universe contestants, a boxer and African food. What or who do you think is out of this world?







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