[Ads-l] antedating "out and about"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 11 17:46:54 UTC 2021

OED: 1881 (in Britain).

1846 _Richmond Enquirer_ (March 17) 4: He is out and about; but the _quid
nuncs_ insist that the officer has him in confinement.

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