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British pronunciation/ˌaʊtəv pɹˈaktɪs/
American pronunciation/ˌaʊɾəv pɹˈæktɪs/
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used to say that one did not have much experience with something and therefore is not very good at it

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out of practice definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "out of practice" and when to use it?

The idiom "out of practice" likely originates from activities or skills that require regular practice to maintain proficiency. When someone stops practicing or engaging in an activity, they may become rusty or less skilled over time. This idiom is used to describe someone who used to be skilled or proficient in a particular activity or skill but has not been actively practicing or using it recently.

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I used to be a great piano player, but I'm out of practice now.
After taking a break from coding, I feel like I'm out of practice with programming.
She used to speak French fluently, but after not using it for years, she's out of practice.
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