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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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  • 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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Word Origin and History for get-out

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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