# A gloomy rebus with many outs

Solve the following rebus:

  5.OUT
4.OUT
3.OUT
2.OUT
1.OUT


The solution to this rebus is a gloomy phrase.

• Looks like Utah's version history. – Devsman Apr 1 '16 at 13:16

I think Aggie is close, but I suspect it's more specific - to be exact, I am thinking it is

Outnumbered Five to One

Out Numbered

Is it

Down and out for the count

• This is what I thought it was when I first saw it. Seeing the accepted answer makes sense too, but this is my personal favorite. – corsiKa Apr 1 '16 at 15:28

Is it

Out of time. I'm referencing a failed bomb defusal

I think question_asker is close to the money, but I think the solution is just

DOWN AND OUT

because

OUT is going DOWN the page from 5 to 1. And being DOWN AND OUT is synonymous for feeling gloomy

Is it

coming OUT of the closet

I think it is

Out of order.

Because

It's the the order from $5$ to $1$. And it is gloomy too.

• It can easily be argued 5-1 is in order. Reverse order. Same can't be argued for 12435 or any other variation.. – Insane Apr 2 '16 at 9:01
• @Insane My answer totally assumes that it is in order. I just took the word 'out' and the order of the numbers to make the answer. :) – manshu Apr 2 '16 at 9:06

Beaten all ends up

Because

Beaten could be a synonym for out.
Both the ends $5$ and $1$ are out.
The remaining numbers get out while going up, from $1$ to $5$ when natural order is considered.
Moreover, it is a gloomy phrase, as it means defeating totally.

It may be

ALL OUT as all number are out.