outlet Hello, I just happened to listen to the expression below and wonder about the meaning of it. It was said when a mother gives a task to her young daughter. "I thought that that would be a very good outlet for her." Thank you!
Jun 18, 2019 2:55 AM
Answers · 2
An 'outlet' is often a physical release point or diversion point for a liquid or substance (outlet of a pipe or drain). In this text, the outlet is a release point for the young daughter's energy or emotions. She has 'bottled up' or excess energy - physical or emotional - and the mother is suggesting that this 'something' will be a diversion or release for this energy.
June 18, 2019
New Oxford American Dictionary 3 a means of expressing one's talents, energy, or emotions: writing became the main outlet for his energies.
June 18, 2019
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