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We're out of bread, hon. Can you pick up some on the way home?
What is "out of bread"?

Steven and Walter haven't talked in a long time.
We could say:

Jason just arrived in France. Someone asks him a question in French. He struggles to answer but can't quite find the words, because he hasn't spoken French for many years.
Why did this happen?

Your boss, Linda, has always been kind and friendly to everyone in the office.
However, recently, she has been angry and impatient.
How would you describe this new behavior?

Simon needs to make copies of his report before a big meeting.
However, the photocopier has a big sign on it that says: OUT OF ORDER.
What does this mean?

Sarah needs to buy a bottle of water at the store. It costs $1.25.
She has a problem, though, because they won't accept credit cards and she is __________.

Can you believe it? _______________, Jack got down on one knee and asked his girlfriend to marry him.
She was totally surprised, but very happy. Oh, and she said "yes"!

Robert's head is hurting and he's feeling a little dizzy. You could say he is ________________.

Barbara lost her job last month. Now she is ______________.

Caller: Could I speak to Mr. Williams, please?
Receptionist: I'm afraid Mr. Williams is _______________. Would you like to leave a message?

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186 Comments on “Easy English Expressions with “OUT OF””

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Very good lession

Thursday, August 10th 2017

    Thanks, Javed! Glad you enjoyed it. My best wishes to you.

    Saturday, August 12th 2017

      Thank you very much Rebecca!! I can say it million time! Only because of you my english better then it be one year ago! One year ago I was very afraid to speak with foreigners, and I cannot bound two words, really. Now I understand all your lessons, and I can speak without shame, I am out of fear! It is your merit, dear Rebecca! Thank you very much! You are really teacher from God! I like your modesty, kindness, politeness, courtesy, mannerliness, you are good person and true lady,indeed. Love you, always wish you all the best! With love from Kazakhstan!

      Monday, August 21st 2017

Hello Rebecca! Thanks a lot for so useful expressions and idioms lesson!

Thursday, August 10th 2017

    My pleasure, Rodion Zavialov. Thanks for your warm feedback. I wish you all the best, my friend.

    Friday, August 11th 2017

    Oh My Gosh! What an interesting class dear Rebeca!

    It never ceased to amaze me how you explain your lesson contents with great ease.

    Excellent review using a story. Context usually helps to understand meaning a bit faster than using a dictionary.

    Just one question Rebeca, is the following phrase an idiom or an expression? :

    “I got 44 points out of 100 on this quiz”

    Many thanks for this superb Video-lessib Rebecca.

    Friday, August 11th 2017

      Oh Gosh! Please do not get me wrong Rebecca.
      This was a typing error what I meant was:

      “Many thanks for this superb video-lesson”


      Tuesday, August 22nd 2017


Thursday, August 10th 2017

wow ! it’s great lesson mrs Rebecca and I hope that I’ll be a good one of your student to practice it . thanks a lot ;

Thursday, August 10th 2017

    Thanks so much, RANDRIA germain. So glad to know you found the lesson helpful. I wish you joy and success in your desire to improve your English.

    Friday, August 11th 2017

Very nice lesson

Thursday, August 10th 2017

Like many other Italians, during August, I go out of town and I’m out of touch but I do not miss your lessons.
A greeting from Tuscany, Rebecca.

Thursday, August 10th 2017

    Thanks so much, Riccardo S! Love the way you integrated the idioms into your comment. That’s the key to making them your own. All the best to you.

    Friday, August 11th 2017

Great lesson as always I learned some new vocabulary. Keep going guys!!

Thursday, August 10th 2017

Nice video again. Please also make a video on phrasal verbs having ”OUT” like ‘break out’.

Thursday, August 10th 2017

watching the video confirmed the meaning of the expressions and idioms. Thanks a lot, Rebecca!!

Thursday, August 10th 2017

Thank you for your usual very good lessons.

Thursday, August 10th 2017

Though it was awesome but I got confused with of cash and out of sorts, when Linda was in the shop… I got 80/100. Mrs. Rebecca

Thursday, August 10th 2017

    It’s great that you care enough to move forward with your English learning, Konneh! Congratulations! I wish you all the best.

    Friday, August 11th 2017

Thanks a lot Rebecca!!It was a really useful lesson :)

Thursday, August 10th 2017

A made a 100 pts quiz at the very fisrt time thst whas out ofnowere thanks Teacher Rebecca 😊

Thursday, August 10th 2017

    Great! Happy to hear it, Julieta Aragon. Warm wishes to you.

    Friday, August 11th 2017

Thank you for the lesson. Very useful.

Thursday, August 10th 2017

Nice lesson we won’t miss.

Thursday, August 10th 2017

I loved this lesson, thank you teacher….!!!

Thursday, August 10th 2017

I am out of bore then wotch your lesson? thenk you very much Rebecca for your job.

Thursday, August 10th 2017

    Thanks! Glad my lessons pulled you out of your state of boredom, ashurk! I wish you much success.

    Friday, August 11th 2017

You came to me from out of nowhere
You took my heart and found it free
Wonderful dreams, wonderful schemes from nowhere

(Edward Heyman / Johnny Green)

Beautiful song.Thanks Rebecca

Thursday, August 10th 2017

    Thanks so much for sharing that song with me, PacoBe! I enjoyed listening to it. Music is one of the most soulful ways to improve our language skills, right? Glad the lesson brought back happy memories to you. Warm wishes and thanks again.

    Friday, August 11th 2017

thank you Rebecca, you can’t imagine how much I’ve improved my English watching your lessons.Even though I’ve taken classes in a classroom,I’ve realized that my English has gone to a higher level because of your great way of teaching. greetings from Colombia

Thursday, August 10th 2017

    Hello from Canada to Colombia! Thanks so much for your kind words, Albeiro Ruiz. So glad my lessons are helping you. As they say in English, “Where there’s a will (meaning a desire), there’s a way.” I am honored to be part of your soultion. Warm wishes to you, my friend.

    Friday, August 11th 2017

I have taken 9/10 score.that was nowhere for me but then I understood my fault.I didn’t pay attention how ‘nowhere’ is write

Thursday, August 10th 2017

    I didn’t pay attention how ‘out of sorts’ was written

    Thursday, August 10th 2017

      It’s always a success when we walk away learning something. Thanks for sharing. All the best to you, serhat24.

      Friday, August 11th 2017

Thanks for the lesson I love it everyday

Thursday, August 10th 2017

HI Rebecca! Thanks a lot for so useful expressions and idioms lesson!

Thursday, August 10th 2017

Thank you Rebecca for this great lesson!

Thursday, August 10th 2017

Thank you Rebecca, your lessons are always easy to understand. It will be useful in a daily conversation.

Thursday, August 10th 2017

Thank you for your lesson.
I like your lesson which brings me motivation :)

Friday, August 11th 2017

thank you very much for this lesson

Friday, August 11th 2017

I like you Rebbeca and I love the way you teach so much

Friday, August 11th 2017

Thanks a lot. Your explaining is so different.I’m out of practice using new word and idioms in my speech and in my writing. I found your explanation very beneficial, and it’s easy to remember with your awesome explanation

Friday, August 11th 2017

Thank you, Rebecca. This a really useful lesson!!

Friday, August 11th 2017

Hi Rebecca
I also hear people usually use the idioms like “out of mind” and “out of job”.

Friday, August 11th 2017

thanks Rebecca!!!!!

Friday, August 11th 2017

A big THANK YOU, Rebecca!

Friday, August 11th 2017

Hi Rebecca! I have still learned new things, I didn’t know before, I love! I’ve got 100/100! I’m very happy!
All the best!

Friday, August 11th 2017

Hi, ¿how is my favorite teacher?, hope great; Miss your e-mail about my THEA exam writing/essay section, like to have it, hope no problem to re-send it please eduardom49 in hotmail, thanks in advance.
BTW: Thanks for your clean/professional lesson, love to see someone doing what she likes at high performance level, like a natural.

Friday, August 11th 2017

    Hi Eduardo, I have resent my email to you. Look forward to hearing from you. All the best, my friend.

    Wednesday, August 16th 2017

thaaank youuu it’s really helpful lesson for me I got 10 out of 10!

Friday, August 11th 2017

Really interesting,and cute kind of explanation.

Friday, August 11th 2017

Thanks a lot for improving me in english

Saturday, August 12th 2017

I enjoyed this lesson as all Rebecca’s Engvid Lessons. Thanks teacher!

Saturday, August 12th 2017

very useful

Saturday, August 12th 2017

Hello Rebecca
Could you help me in the assessment of my writing task 2 in IELTS?

Saturday, August 12th 2017

Thanks so much dear teacher Rebecca. Another fruitful lesson. It is always a great pleasure keep on running back to You. Longing for your next lesson I wish you all the best.

Saturday, August 12th 2017

it was an interesting lesson ,thanks a lot .. I got 100%

Saturday, August 12th 2017

It was very interesting and useful

Sunday, August 13th 2017

thanks mam, it was really helpful for me.now i have out of words to describe your teaching technique

Sunday, August 13th 2017

Thanks a lot, teacher Rebecca, a very interesting lesson.

Sunday, August 13th 2017

Thank you Rebecca! You are a very gifted teacher! So clear and understanabale! Your students must be very lucky!

Sunday, August 13th 2017


Monday, August 14th 2017

very useful lesson
these expression used everyday in our life
Thanks a lot

Monday, August 14th 2017

hey i’am so happy because i’am new here in america and my language not very good so now you help me very much and i understand your lesson it was very interested you are awesome teacher thank you a lot

Monday, August 14th 2017

Hello from Greece. Great lesson. Thank you so much for engvid lessons.

Tuesday, August 15th 2017

great lesson !! I’ll stop at nothing watching you

Tuesday, August 15th 2017

Great lesson, Rebecca. I liked it a lot. Thank you.

Tuesday, August 15th 2017

Thank you for this wonderful lesson.

Tuesday, August 15th 2017

Thanks for your sharing for those useful idioms.

Wednesday, August 16th 2017

Thank u Rebecca! I love your lessons. Actually I was out of practice in English.

Thursday, August 17th 2017

It is amazing,thank you

Thursday, August 17th 2017

Fabulous lesson,Rebecca. There are lots of idioms in English and they can be pretty tricky at times, so it´s always good to watch lessons like this one in order to master them. Learning how to tell them apart from the expressions is also important. Great explanation and examples.

Thursday, August 17th 2017

Very good lesson 🤗
I did 9 of 10 👌

Friday, August 18th 2017

9\10 ♡

Saturday, August 19th 2017

you are a very good teacher thank you for teaching me

Saturday, August 19th 2017

I’m very grateful for such a useful lesson. Since I’ve been out of practice for some time, but thanks to your lessons and your remarkable website I will surely get an improvement.

Saturday, August 19th 2017

Good video,Thank you.

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

Ilove your lesson, Thank you so much

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

Thanks for the lessons Rebecca! You make very understanding videos!

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

Dear Rebecca, I’m… I’m out of… words to describe my feelings. Thank you very much for your understandable lessons! From Russia with love… :0)

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017

i’m really interested in this program but i could download the leason, so how can i dawnload it?

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017

your style of teaching is very attractive. I never get bored when I learn your lessons.thank you very much for your attempt and your devotedness.

Sunday, August 27th 2017

hi mam,
im extremely thankful for all your advises, it helps a lot. Im going appear Ielts(general) the comming month.
I have one question regarding Essay Writing may we use Idioms, Proverbs or Figurative Expressions in our essay, that will be a plus point or it will have an adverse effect. thanks

Monday, August 28th 2017

just trying

Monday, August 28th 2017

Amazing amazing lesson rebecca. You are A superb teacher. I got 10/10. Before this lesson, i used to say ” are you out of your mind” ? ☺.. Thanks for giving such an interesting and valuable expressionS and idioms.

Wednesday, August 30th 2017

A great lesson, with a great teacher! Thank you.

Wednesday, August 30th 2017

Great lesson Rebecca. I never used before this expresions

Thursday, August 31st 2017

Thank you very much teacher. You can teach so easily and so good.


Thursday, August 31st 2017

Thanks Rebecca. It’s not difficult to learn this expressions and idioms. Your teaching way is much awesome! ‎

Friday, September 1st 2017

Its very useful lesson 👍🏻

Saturday, September 2nd 2017

It´s very useful lesson and you are very good teacher. I am in Montreal Canada in this moment. I would like to meet you in Toronto. I don´t know know if It will be possible for me to go there. Thank you very much for your help.

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Wow You are great teacher!!! I can understand everything. Thank you so much.

Thursday, September 7th 2017

Mrs. Rebecca, is “out of the blue” outdated or is it used today? I like this idiom so much)
Thank you for the lesson!

Sunday, September 10th 2017

    “out of the blue” equals “out of nowhere” or suddenly I guess.

    Thursday, September 21st 2017

Hi, my first lesson. Very good. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 12th 2017

thank u Rebecca!! I’ve learnt such an important lesson

Thursday, September 14th 2017

Good lesson. I have to tell you something, i have learned a lot with you.

Tuesday, September 19th 2017


Wednesday, September 20th 2017

I’m out of sort,cause I scored 90 but anyhow the important thing here is learning from the mistakes.

Thursday, September 21st 2017


Friday, September 22nd 2017

Thank u soooo much Rebecca. U r my fav teacher.

Monday, September 25th 2017

Thank you Rebecca, i like the way of teaching, easy to understand and follow you. Keep it up

Tuesday, September 26th 2017

Hi Rebecca I am out of words, you are such a grate teacher,, thank you

Tuesday, September 26th 2017

Very good lesson Rebecca, thanks for doing this for us.

Bye for now!!

Wednesday, September 27th 2017

wow very useful lesson. i got 10/10

Friday, October 6th 2017

its really great lesson . i truly appreciate your lesson Rebecca

Sunday, October 8th 2017

Truly,a very good lesson. Great teacher, too.Thanks.

Tuesday, October 10th 2017

Hi Rebecca
It very natural that somebody experiences a difficult situations in his life, but that should not stop him-her being optimistic and positive because it is just a part of life. As for me, I have been out of work and out of money for a long time since I graduated from my university. I was in a pickle and out of character and that kept me out of touch with my closed friends for a while. Eventually, I realized that nothing will lasts forever neither happiness nor sadness so we should be more patient and thankful for whatever.

plz my great teacher correct my mistakes

Thanks in advance :)

Thursday, October 12th 2017

Thanks teacher it is very easy to learn with you

Friday, October 13th 2017

Rebecca, pleasured to hear all your lessons! Really clear!

Monday, October 16th 2017

Thank you again Rebecca!!!

Monday, October 16th 2017

I got 100/100

Monday, October 23rd 2017


Tuesday, October 24th 2017

Rebecca! how do you define idiom expression?

Wednesday, October 25th 2017

Very useful!

Friday, October 27th 2017


Monday, October 30th 2017

Dear Rebeca, I think that this lesson is very helpful to me and I would like to teach me about how to use “usually and used to” in English grammar. I hope to get next lesson from you.


Tuesday, October 31st 2017

Thank you Rebecca

Monday, November 6th 2017

Dear Rebecca,
I truly appreciate your efforts in sharing your valuable knowledge and tips without any greed. your teaching ways are simply the best and easy to understand. I look forward to benefit from your teachings as much as i can.

Friday, November 10th 2017

it’s great lesson mrs Rebecca and I hope that I’ll be a good one of your student to practice it. Very thank you for your valuable lessons.

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

Rebecca I love this lesson you said Praticw make you better thank you.

Thursday, November 16th 2017

Excellent lesson, thanks

Friday, November 17th 2017

What does out of the world mean?

why is there no article before the word town in the phrase out of town? do expressions need no article?

do you know the novels White fang and The call of the wild by Jack London? what age native speaker can read that? 5 years old or 8? i just wanna estimate what reading and vocabulary level i am ,comparing to native speaker kids( to an adult i only dream, cause i’v been learning during 1 year)

if it is answered i will thank a lot

Tuesday, November 21st 2017

So exciting

Tuesday, December 5th 2017

I don’t know why he’s leaving or where he’s gonna go ( to buy some bread). Who … is hon( 1-st question)?

Sunday, December 10th 2017

    Sorry, friends. Could anybody please explain to me?

    Sunday, December 10th 2017

      Hi. Daddy. Theacher ask about idioms or exspresions. You want to know where and why person can buy some bread, the answer is ” way to home” For example: your mum told you We’re out of bread, it means we don’t have any bread. Please she said, Can you pick up some ( bread) on the way home

      Friday, December 15th 2017

        He wants to know about the word “hon” that the Teacher said, I think it could “honey”. Correct me if I made a mistake.

        Thursday, December 21st 2017

Thanks Rebecca. I’m out of word to tell you, how I’m happy with your lessons

Friday, December 15th 2017

Very useful lessons.thanks a lot of

Friday, December 15th 2017

Excellent Rebeca,

you are great.

Wednesday, December 27th 2017

great lesson Rebecca, thank you

Friday, December 29th 2017

Thank you for this fabulous lesson

Monday, January 8th 2018

Thank you for such a great lesson.

Sunday, January 14th 2018

I got score 100 Thanks you for all lesson Rebecca.

Saturday, January 20th 2018

Super! Thank you for your profitly information.

Tuesday, January 23rd 2018

Very wonderful teaching. I really appreciate your lessons.
please is it possible for someone to have your contact?

Tuesday, February 13th 2018

You rock Rebecca ! :)
Thank you so much for your brilliant lesson :)

Wednesday, February 14th 2018

As always, a very good lesson.

Wednesday, February 14th 2018

thank you for a wonderful lesson
I have a question why you put out of sorts instead out of sort

Thursday, February 15th 2018

Thanks a million. It`s very helpful lesson. You`re great teacher)

Thursday, February 22nd 2018

I was a chorister but now I’m out of practice for singing. My voice sounds horrible.

Monday, February 26th 2018

You got 7 correct out of 10.

thanks a lot.

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

Thanks for giving wonderful lessons and explanation.. I like ur way of teaching..

Thursday, March 29th 2018

I made 100 pts,thanks Rebeca..

Wednesday, April 4th 2018

Thank you so much for this out of nowhere lesson.

Monday, April 9th 2018

I got 10 correct out of 10. Despite being out of work,I am not out of sorts. I am trying to find a new job! Thank you Rebecca.

Monday, April 9th 2018

thanks Rebecca it’s a good lesson

Wednesday, April 18th 2018

Thanks Rebecca.

Thursday, April 19th 2018

I wish I was born in america n canada .. I really wanted to improve my english .. my dreams are becoming a good translator and a good interpreter .. just so u know rebecca .. I’m from indonesia .. ur lessons on engvid.com are really helpful .. Hoping one day I could meet u in person, not only u but also adam, alex, emma etc .. thank u n keep up the good work !!

Wednesday, April 25th 2018

really you are very good teacher

Friday, May 11th 2018

it`s an amazing lesson ,thanks a million

Sunday, May 20th 2018

Thanks teacher! Your tone is really good. I feel like I was thought by my mother LoL.

Friday, June 1st 2018

Rebecca is my favourite teacher so far. Maybe because she already have many experience on teaching and she teaching very clearly ani dont know what to say, i just love her. I tried to listening other teacher on this website, and i dont feel like i love how they teaching but they are good. Love u Rebecca

Saturday, June 23rd 2018

i made lot of mistakes (english) on my previous comment, and i always realize it after i enter it. i already check my comment before, and it was like there’s nothing wrong. After i enter it, i found the mistakes. And i’m sure right know i made few mistakes too. I’m not really good at writing and i want to learn more. And of course my speaking, listening, etc

Saturday, June 23rd 2018

Awesome session

Wednesday, July 25th 2018

Excellent lesson. Thank you!

Wednesday, September 5th 2018

Hey there! Can you give me an advice?:) Im just watching all of your videos and lot of times i realuze end of the videos i can’t remember what happened at 3-4 minutes before.It doesn’-t mean i dont understand your voices, exactly the opposite of it. I pay attention to your speak, text, pronunciation, but i cant remember, what could you advice me?Thanks for your help!

Monday, September 17th 2018

This is really a good lesson. Now I could understand a difference between statement and idioms. Thanks

Tuesday, September 18th 2018

I don’t know how to thank you Rebecca. I’m out of words!

Tuesday, September 25th 2018

Hi, Rebecca. Thanks for your lessons. Idioms are really difficult to remember. Love your lessons. Not only I learn from your lessons, but also get new ideas to teach. I am a students assistant, so I really appreciate your work. Hugs from Havana, Cuba.

Tuesday, October 16th 2018

This lesson is invaluable. It was a great and simple way to describe those expesions so common. i think i can understand a little bit better. Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018

Thank you, Rebecca. This lesson was great such as other. Could you correct me, please?

Wednesday, October 31st 2018

thank you very Much, I love it

Saturday, January 12th 2019

Thank you for this lession.

Friday, January 18th 2019

Out of nowhere, I got 100%. Thanks a lot Rebecca. You explained clearly, and made English simple.

Sunday, January 27th 2019

Very interesting lesson.

Wednesday, March 6th 2019

I have been out of sorts since two days ago.

Sunday, March 31st 2019

thanks teacher Rebecca. I got 10/10. the best lessons.

Thursday, April 4th 2019

Hi Rebecca,
I have got clarified with your session about what idioms are and where we can use it.Hope it will be useful for my future

Friday, June 14th 2019

Rebecca, I like very much your manner of teaching with many exemples and confortable speed of speaking.
By the way, you said “out of caracter” FOR smb. and once you’ve ment “out of caracter” OF smb. Am I right?The both prepositions are okey?

Tuesday, June 18th 2019

Dear Rebecca with score as high as 10, and me wanting to be a writer, what would you suggest I should do to meet that end while my English is not my first language?

Sunday, October 20th 2019

Hello Mrs Rebecca, thank you for this lesson, it allowed me to enrich my knowledge. You’re an exceptional teacher with your way of explanation. Thank you very much.

Saturday, November 9th 2019

Very useful thank you

Saturday, November 9th 2019

They used to be confusing for me till this lesson. Thanks a lot.

Saturday, December 21st 2019

Thank you!

Thursday, December 26th 2019

Thank you very much

Wednesday, March 4th 2020

Thank you very much, Mrs Rebeca for these courses which helped me to improve my level in English. I enjoy watching 2 or 3 of your videos every morning for the past 3 months. I just did one of the exercises for the first time and ended up with a score of 10/10. Congratulations to you for your excellent teaching skills! You are a very talented teacher! …

Wednesday, March 11th 2020

My best wishwes to rebecca, not only for this lesson but also for your character. I think You makes me out of stress. I watch every day your education that is out of character for me. In finally i hope you win 10 milion out of nowhere… i know my writing not good but i should write this..

Saturday, March 28th 2020

I can’t believe that I can remember all of them right away. And I got 100%. Thank you Rebecca.

Tuesday, April 14th 2020

Thanks, you are the best as usual.

Sunday, April 19th 2020

Thank you, Rebecca! Your lessons are very very interesting!

Sunday, April 26th 2020

Greatest teacher ever,,,!!!

Sunday, May 3rd 2020

You are the best teacher i’ve ever seen in my life.we need more videos please.

Monday, May 18th 2020

Dear Rebecca

Your teaching technique is so simple and easy to understand . Thanks my teacher Rebecca.

Wednesday, May 27th 2020

Thank you !!!!

Wednesday, July 8th 2020

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