Idiom:  (get) out from under (something)


Idiom:  (get) out from under (something)

  • not being controlled by someone else any longer

Example sentences

  • The people are finally out from under the dictator’s rule but now the country is in chaos.
  • I’ve got to get out from under this credit card debt because I can hardly sleep at night.
  • My boss is so mean everyone tries to get out from under her management.
  • When I'm out from under my parents' care I'm going to go out every single night.
  • Refugees were so desperate to get out from under the Taliban they fled on foot to Turkey.
  • I grew up in a cult. Getting out from under their mind control was very difficult.
  • We're trying to get our 17 year old daughter from under the control of her 48 year old "friend" but she's determined to live with him next year.
  • I've got to get out from under my husband's abuse but I'm scared to go to a shelter.


  • set free
  • break free
  • wriggle out of
  • save one's neck
  • get off the hook

You might like these idioms

More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.

Your turn to use the idiom "out from under (something)"

Practice makes progress.  It's your turn to use this idiom in your own sample sentence. I will provide feedback to make sure you use the idiom correctly.

> > idiom: out from under (something)

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.