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get-out

[get-out] /ˈgɛtˌaʊt/
noun
1.
Commerce. the break-even point.
2.
Chiefly British. a method or maneuver used to escape a difficult or embarrassing situation; cop-out:
The scoundrel has used that get-out once too often.
Idioms
3.
as all get-out, Informal. in the extreme; to the utmost degree:
Once his mind is made up, he can be stubborn as all get-out.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; noun use of verb phrase get out
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Word Origin and History for as all get-out

get-out

to indicate a high degree of something, attested from 1838.

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