inside out


General English

  • adverb turned with the inner part facing outwards


  • adverb sending the ball into the off-side area, especially between extra cover and point, by playing slightly inside the line of it with a downward swing of the bat, so that the ball is deflected off the outside edge of the bat
    Citation ‘It was Gomes who started the Indian decline, first when Yashpal Sharma scooped him “inside out” to one of the three off-side fielders’ (Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Cricketer August 1983)
    Citation ‘The tail folded without much resistance, though Willis played two of his unique sliced, inside-out drives over the off-side’ (Brearley 1982)