all get-out

\ˌȯl-ˈget-ˌau̇t, -ˈgit-\

Definition of all get-out 

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

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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 No, seriously, this guy is not only hysterically funny, but talented as all get-out. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "You Tube star’s song parodies about the Trump presidency are giving us life," 26 Sep. 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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