grow out of (something)

grow out of (something)
grow out of (something) 1. to become too old to be interested in something.

Vinnie did a lot of stupid stuff in high school, but I always thought he'd grow out of it.

2. to develop from something.

His book grew out of a trip to South America as a member of a government commission.

Etymology: based on the literal meaning of grow out of your clothes (= to become too big to fit into your clothes)

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