Idiom:  zone out


Idiom:  zone out

  • to not pay attention to things happening around you

Example sentences

  • As soon as my boyfriend talks about sports, I automatically zone out.
  • Everyone zones out in the staff meetings or secretly checks Facebook and Twitter.
  • It was so warm in the conference room that everyone was zoning out during the final speaker's presentation.
  • I start to zone out whenever my wife starts complaining about work.
  • Are you listening to me?  You look like you're zoning out.
  • Unfortunately, I zoned out while I was on the train and missed my stop.
  • I'm so tired I just want to zone out in front of the television tonight.


  • space out
  • tune out
  • out of it

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