get-out


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

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

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  • get out — {v. phr.} 1. Leave or depart. * / Get out of here! the teacher shouted angrily to the misbehaving student./ * / Driver, I want to get out by the opera. / 2. To publish; produce. * /Our press is getting out two new books on ecology./ 3. To escape; …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get out — {v. phr.} 1. Leave or depart. * / Get out of here! the teacher shouted angrily to the misbehaving student./ * / Driver, I want to get out by the opera. / 2. To publish; produce. * /Our press is getting out two new books on ecology./ 3. To escape; …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get-out — /get owt /, n. 1. Com. the break even point. 2. Chiefly Brit. a method or maneuver used to escape a difficult or embarrassing situation; cop out: The scoundrel has used that get out once too often. 3. as all get out, Informal. in the extreme; to… …   Universalium

  • Get Out — may refer to: *Get Out (board game), the earliest board games published by Cheapass Games *Get Out (album), an album by Capercaillie *Leave (Get Out), a song by JoJo …   Wikipedia

  • get-out — get ,out adjective MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL allowing you to avoid an obligation or a difficult situation: a get out clause as all get out AMERICAN MAINLY SPOKEN used for emphasizing how strong a quality or behavior is: as boring/smart/mean/pretty… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • get-out — [get′out΄] n. escape from an unpleasant situation ☆ all get out Informal the extreme degree, quality, etc. [big as all get out] …   English World dictionary

  • get out — [v] escape alight, avoid, beat it*, begone, be off, break out, bug off*, buzz off*, clear out, decamp, depart, dodge, duck, egress, evacuate, evade, exit, extricate oneself, flee, fly, free oneself, go, hightail*, kite*, leave, make tracks*, run… …   New thesaurus

  • get out of — ► get out of contrive to avoid or escape. Main Entry: ↑get …   English terms dictionary

  • get out — index quit (evacuate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • get out — phrasal verb Word forms get out : present tense I/you/we/they get out he/she/it gets out present participle getting out past tense got out past participle got out 1) a) [intransitive] used for telling someone to leave The teacher screamed at him… …   English dictionary


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