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out-and-out

[out-n-out, -nd-out] /ˈaʊt nˈaʊt, -ndˈaʊt/
adjective
1.
complete; total; thoroughgoing:
an out-and-out lie.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English
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Examples for out-and-out
  • And that kind of lending, plus out-and-out piracy, are both already fairly well priced-in.
  • And it's not inconceivable that he's an out-and-out mercenary.
  • Friends tell me they've seen plagiarized teaching philosophies and out-and-out lies about scholarship.
  • My proposal is deceitful, of course, and some people may have moral qualms about out-and-out lying and entrapment.
  • They are, however, a far more civilized alternative to out-and-out war.
  • Still more doctors are recipients of free meals and other out-and-out gifts.
  • But there are also out-and-out fakes, painted with the purpose of deception.
  • Funnily enough, some out-and-out capitalist economists would agree.
  • Some books are out-and-out rants, while others are organised into encyclopaedia form, so as not to omit any source of outrage.
  • But lately ambivalence is turning into out-and-out royalism.
British Dictionary definitions for out-and-out

out-and-out

adjective
1.
(prenominal) thoroughgoing; complete
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Slang definitions & phrases for out-and-out

out-and-out

adjective

Thorough; complete: an out-and-out idiot

[1813+; as an adverb, found by 1325]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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