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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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Examples for get-out
  • It is a kind of get-out-of-jail-free card, relieving the speaker of accountability.
  • But there are get-out clauses for recessions or national crises.
British Dictionary definitions for get-out

get out

verb (adverb)
1.
to leave or escape or cause to leave or escape: used in the imperative when dismissing a person
2.
to make or become known; publish or be published
3.
(transitive) to express with difficulty
4.
(transitive) often foll by of. to extract (information or money) (from a person) to get a confession out of a criminal
5.
(transitive) to gain or receive something, esp something of significance or value you get out of life what you put into it
6.
(foll by of) to avoid or cause to avoid she always gets out of swimming
7.
(transitive) to solve (a puzzle or problem) successfully
8.
(cricket) to dismiss or be dismissed
noun
9.
an escape, as from a difficult situation
10.
(theatre) the process of moving out of a theatre the scenery, props, and costumes after a production
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