out-and-out

[out-n-out, -nd-out]
adjective
complete; total; thoroughgoing: an out-and-out lie.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English

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out-and-out
 
adj
(prenominal) thoroughgoing; complete

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out-and-out definition


  1. mod.
    complete or total; blatant. : Don't be such an out-and-out stinker!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
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.
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