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  1. People are still uncomfortable around Muslims. We don't talk about it but it's out there.

  2. The truth hurts but it's out there.

  3. True love is hard to find but it's out there.

I don't quiet understand the meaning of 'out there' in these sentences. All these sentences were written by me so they might be wrong. But I've definitely heard people using 'out there' this way.

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    Imagine this: you are inside a house and someone asks you "where is my football?". You point outside and say "it's out there!". They can go out and find this football. In the same way - something like "true love is hard to find but it's out there" conveys that even though you may not see it now - you can go find it. It's out there for you to go and find. It's possible to go and see it for yourself Aug 22, 2020 at 20:46
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    @Riemann'sPointyNose - I think that should be an answer. Aug 22, 2020 at 21:31
  • @chasly-reinstateMonica should I post it as an answer? Aug 22, 2020 at 22:18
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    Yes, you should post it as an answer. Don't post answers as comments.
    – James K
    Aug 23, 2020 at 7:26

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Imagine this: you are inside a house and someone asks you "where is my football?". You point outside and say "it's out there!". They can go out and find this football. In the same way - something like "true love is hard to find but it's out there" conveys that even though you may not see it now - you can go find it. It's out there for you to go and find. It's possible to go and see it for yourself

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  • I see. What about 1. Does it mean that we don't talk about people being uncomfortable around Muslims but it exists in the society. Would it sound natural if I say it standing outdoors?
    – Ashraf
    Aug 24, 2020 at 19:42

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