as getout

get-out

[get-out]
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:
1880–85; noun use of verb phrase get out

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