1. Commerce. the break-even point.
  2. Chiefly British. a method or maneuver used to escape a difficult or embarrassing situation; cop-out: The scoundrel has used that get-out once too often.
  1. as all get-out, Informal. in the extreme; to the utmost degree: Once his mind is made up, he can be stubborn as all get-out.

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

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