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as all getout

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To the ultimate degree, as in She made him furious as all getout. The American writer Joseph C. Neal had it in his Character Sketches (1838): “We look as elegant and as beautiful as get out.” Today it always includes all. [Colloquial; first half of 1800s]

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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