Can you please tell me what each time out means. I've come across the phrase in this video around 6 minutes and 44 seconds. Here is the sentence it was used in:

...and they still made three more films, a TV show, and an animated show in the original film universe. Each has a political theme or a lesson they are tackling, and they construct a new and exciting story around that theme each time out.

I've looked up this phrase on the internet, but there were no results. Without the out, the sentence makes perfect sense. I'd like to know what out adds to the meaning and how you would rephrase it.

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    I think it's unnecessary, here.
    – Sam
    Aug 13, 2023 at 19:17
  • ...each time they put another [film or TV show] out. It's not a "common, idiomatic" construction, but I don't think many native Anglophones would give it a second thought. Don't assume my "syntactically valid reconstruction" represents any kind of "original, uncontracted" version of the text, though. You could just as well deconstruct it as "short for" each time they set out [start] to write another screenplay. Aug 13, 2023 at 20:15
  • When you link to a youtube video, it's possible to include the time in the video like so: youtu.be/JTjg4PFPWrA?si=q9eqZi793pMVKO9G&t=403 You can select this option when you click "share" Feb 14 at 3:03
  • It's just fast speech and not very well said. Each time they set out to do something, yes.
    – Lambie
    Feb 26 at 15:45

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Each time out means each time they come out with a new film or show.

When a new movie or TV show is released, it's very common to use come out to describe that. For example:

There's a new episode coming out on Tuesday.
The newest James Bond movie comes out this week.
When they come out with a movie worth seeing, I'll go to the movie theater.

So each time out means each time they come out with a new project.

As you noted, out is not required, but it does potentially add meaning to the sentence. For example, if they created a new film, but they kept it for themselves and never released it to the public, you might say each time instead of each time out, since one of the films never actually came out.

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