On the recent CBS’s Face the Nation, the anchor, Bob Schieffer asked former President Bill Clinton about whether his wife will run in next election:
“Mr. President, I have to ask you about your wife. She’s getting ready to wind up her term as Secretary of State. Do you think she will run for president next time out? A lot of people think she ought to if Barack Obama’s reelected.”
What does out mean in the line, “she will run for president next time out”? What extra nuance is added to by adding out to “next time,” which can be self-complete?
I found the phrase, “next time out” in the lyric of Flogging Molly’s “Cruel Mistress":
Next time out to sea, bring enough soil to bury me. For I don’t want my final jig in the belly of squid,
but out as used in “Run for president next time out” and as used in “Next time out to sea” must be different.
What does the speaker gain by adding out to “next time”?