all get-out


all get-out
\\ˌȯl(ˌ)gid.ˈau̇t, -ˌged.-, (ˈ) ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
slang : the extreme (as of extent, degree, quality, or condition) encountered or conceivable — used in comparisons to suggest something superlative

a handbag big as all get-outNew Yorker

stubborn as all get-out

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noun, always used after an adjective
US informal : very or extremely

The café was (as) busy as all get-out [=was extremely busy] this afternoon.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • all get-out — noun Date: 1879 the utmost conceivable degree used in comparisons to suggest something superlative < is busy as all get out > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • all get-out — See as all get out …   English idioms

  • all get out — noun an unimaginably large amount British say it rained like billyo where Americans say it rained like all get out • Syn: ↑billyo, ↑billyoh, ↑billy ho • Hypernyms: ↑large indefinite quantity, ↑large indefinite amount …   Useful english dictionary

  • Live As All Get Out — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

  • as all get-out — (informal) As can be • • • Main Entry: ↑get * * * as all get out US informal : very or extremely The café was (as) busy as all get out [=was extremely busy] this afternoon. • • • Main Entry: ↑all get out …   Useful english dictionary

  • be [faster/hotter/thinner etc.] than all get out — be as [fast/hot/thin etc.] as all get out to be extremely fast, hot, thin etc.. It s hotter than all get out (= extremely hot) in here …   New idioms dictionary

  • be faster than all get out — be as [fast/hot/thin etc.] as all get out to be extremely fast, hot, thin etc.. It s hotter than all get out (= extremely hot) in here …   New idioms dictionary

  • be hotter than all get out — be as [fast/hot/thin etc.] as all get out to be extremely fast, hot, thin etc.. It s hotter than all get out (= extremely hot) in here …   New idioms dictionary

  • be thinner than all get out — be as [fast/hot/thin etc.] as all get out to be extremely fast, hot, thin etc.. It s hotter than all get out (= extremely hot) in here …   New idioms dictionary

  • than all get out — be as [fast/hot/thin etc.] as all get out to be extremely fast, hot, thin etc.. It s hotter than all get out (= extremely hot) in here …   New idioms dictionary


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