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Zone Out

Idiom: to zone out

Example 1:

Tim: How was your
history class today?

Chris: Well, I didn’t
sleep well last night, so I was so tired.  I pretty much zoned out the
whole class.

Tim: You still look a
little sleepy.  You’d better get some good sleep tonight.

Example 2:

Sara: Hey, Jill! Focus
on the road!

Jill: I’m sorry. I was
zoning out.

Sara: What were you
thinking about? 

Jill: My boyfriend and
I have been having problems and I guess I just started daydreaming.

Meaning: to zone out
means that someone cannot concentrate and their
mind starts to wander or daydream.

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