Posted by Platypus on June 08, 2004
In Reply to: Light out of doors posted by ESC on June 08, 2004
: : : : Could anybody please inform me of the meaning of the phrase "light out of doors"? to which I cannot understand even spending hours search through various language sites.
: : : : Else, it would be so helpful should anyone could acknowledge me of the website(s) that I could find the meaning of such phrases if I encounter them in the near future.
: : : : With best regards,
: : : : CHRA
: : : Can you use the phrase in a sentence? "Light" refers to natural light from the sun. "Out of doors" means outside, out of the house. But it would help to see the phrase in context.
: : Maybe it's the verb form of light, as in to flee or escape. As in "the children eagerly awaited their chance to light out of doors every Friday afternoon".
: I was thinking that too. It might mean "light out" as in leave in a hurry. "There is a storm coming. We are going to 'light out' for home."
: We need to see the phrase in context.
looks like a good place for a hyphen, "light-out of doors"