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Farm out

Parf of speech: Verb, OED Year: 1666, OED Evaluation: N/A

To contract for the maintenance and care of (persons, an institution, etc.) at a stipulated price

Yeah a student exchange. They would come here for a week and we would come there for a week. So the principal of the school where I was teaching asked if anyone would be willing to look after this. So I said, "Sure, I'll do that." (Laughs) And then we had this group of students come in from Ashcroft and farmed them out with different people here and- and ah they- they went over to school for a day and then went to the McCassa-Mine for a day and you-know tried to look at the community and see what- what it's like.
To arrange for a child to be looked after.
But they do it, but I don't think the do do it in many ways because I think when other people do it they have family that's close to them and they farm out a lot of their- their parenting things to maybe their grandparents or aunts and uncles and unfortunately we don't have that- that- that ah possibility.
To arrange for a child to be looked after.