be out of practice

to be bad at doing something because you have not been doing it regularly

I had a go on his skates, but I was seriously out of practice.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • out of practice — {adj. phr.} Not in proper condition; unable to do something well because of lack of practice. * /The basketball team got out of practice during the Christmas holidays./ Compare: OUT OF SHAPE. Contrast: IN PRACTICE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of practice — {adj. phr.} Not in proper condition; unable to do something well because of lack of practice. * /The basketball team got out of practice during the Christmas holidays./ Compare: OUT OF SHAPE. Contrast: IN PRACTICE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Out of Practice — Format Sitcom Created by Joe Keenan Christopher Lloyd Starring Christopher Gorham Ty Burrell Stockard Channing Paula Marshall Jennifer Tilly Henry Winkler …   Wikipedia

  • Out of Practice — Seriendaten Deutscher Titel Out of Practice – Doktor, Single sucht … Originaltitel Out of Practice …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Out of Practice – Doktor, Single sucht … — Seriendaten Deutscher Titel: Out of Practice – Doktor, Single sucht... Originaltitel: Out of Practice Produktionsland: USA Produktionsjahr(e): 2005 Episodenlänge: etwa 30 Minuten Originalsprache …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • out of practice — adjective impaired in skill by neglect • Syn: ↑rusty • Similar to: ↑unskilled • Derivationally related forms: ↑rustiness (for: ↑rusty) * * * RUSTY, unpractised. → …   Useful english dictionary

  • out\ of\ practice — adj. phr. Not in proper condition; unable to do something well because of lack of practice. The basketball team got out of practice during the Christmas holidays. Compare: out of shape Contrast: in practice …   Словарь американских идиом

  • out of practice — not prepared. When I take time off from work, I get out of practice and have trouble getting up in the morning. Opposite of: in practice …   New idioms dictionary

  • out of practice — adjective Diminished in proficiency, especially in exercising a skill, due to disuse or a lack of recent experience. I dont think I can play a tune on the piano anymore; Im completely out of practice. Syn: rusty …   Wiktionary

  • out of practice — considering how out of practice she was, Elizabeth did very well on the balance beam Syn: rusty, unpracticed …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • be out of practice — phrase to be bad at doing something because you have not been doing it regularly I had a go on his skates, but I was seriously out of practice. Thesaurus: to be unable to do something wellsynonym Main entry: practice …   Useful english dictionary

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