map out

Meaning(s)

1. to plan out the details of something

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we mapped out a plan of action

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'Map out' is the phrasal verb meaning to plan in detail how something will happen or to work out how something will be conducted. You could map out a project, a game-plan, or even the next year of your life.

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  1. I have just mapped out your hiking trip for you, so make sure you keep an eye on the specifics.
  2. Jimmy always likes to be organised in school. Last year, I walked into the dorm and I saw him mapping out his third semester and he hadn't even finished his first!

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  1. Before we take on this new contract, let's ensure we map out the time we can give to it on a daily basis. I don't want everything piling up on us in a few weeks!
  2. In order for me to be considered for promotion, I need to improve on my performance. I think I'll map out the next three months and set weekly goals for myself.

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