all get-out

noun
\ ˌȯl-ˈget-ˌau̇t How to pronounce all get-out (audio) , -ˈgit- \

Definition of all get-out

: the utmost conceivable degree used in comparisons to suggest something superlative is busy as all get-out

Examples of all get-out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jenna Schnuer dug into the details for Fortune: The program looks to be confusing as all get-out and is likely to provide a mere drop in the bucket for what businesses need to survive. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Google’s coronavirus aid for small businesses is too little, too slow," 3 Apr. 2020 Flexible as all get-out, like that other South Carolina pol, Lindsey Graham. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "‘They like to send our kids to war,’ &c.," 9 Jan. 2020 So much pedigree, plus a late-2018 trailer that looked Fallout as all get-out, set serious expectations for this week's game launch on Windows 10, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The Outer Worlds review: Fall deeply into the best Fallout-like game in years," 22 Oct. 2019 Coconut sticky rice is heaped with a generous portion of raw ahi tuna that’s fresh as all get-out. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "12 things to try at Baltimore’s revamped Cross Street Market," 8 Oct. 2019 First of all, gaming laptops have a tradition of looking goofy as all get-out for a mix of good and bad reasons. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Bring on the Wacky Convertible Gaming Laptops," 7 Jan. 2019 Blondie and brownie-like, the former two were melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and addictive as all get-out. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "Paula Deen brings Southern favorites to the Dallas area. Just don't expect a diet plate | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 25 Apr. 2018 The songs, which are pervasive, and endless, are ear worms that are catchy as all get-out. Katie Walsh, idahostatesman, "‘Greatest Showman’ is a great big mess," 18 Dec. 2017 The tablet’s petit frame likely pushed Amazon to shed stereo speakers in favor of a mono rear-facing speaker, which sounds tinny as all get-out. Jeffrey Van Camp, WIRED, "Review: Amazon Fire 7 (2017)," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of all get-out

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of all get-out was in 1849

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“All get-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20get-out. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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