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the break-even point.
a method or maneuver used to escape a difficult or embarrassing situation; cop-out:
The scoundrel has used that get-out once too often.
as all get-out,
in the extreme; to the utmost degree:
Once his mind is made up, he can be stubborn as all get-out.
noun use of verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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It is a kind of
-of-jail-free card, relieving the speaker of accountability.
But there are
clauses for recessions or national crises.
British Dictionary definitions for
to leave or escape or cause to leave or escape: used in the imperative when dismissing a person
to make or become known; publish or be published
) to express with difficulty
often foll by
to extract (information or money) (from a person)
to get a confession out of a criminal
) to gain or receive something, esp something of significance or value
you get out of life what you put into it
foll by of
) to avoid or cause to avoid
she always gets out of swimming
) to solve (a puzzle or problem) successfully
) to dismiss or be dismissed
an escape, as from a difficult situation
) the process of moving out of a theatre the scenery, props, and costumes after a production
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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