Commerce. the break-even point.
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.
Idioms about get-out
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.
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How to use get-out in a sentence
In the era of super PACs, almost everything a campaign does can be outsourced—get-out-the-vote drives, advertising, and the like.Hillary’s Outside Enforcers Are Led by a Former Foe | David Freedlander | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And if the predicted GOP wave comes, get-out-the-vote may not be enough.Ready for Hillary Super PAC Throws In for 2014 Midterms | David Freedlander | March 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dems have much to learn from North Korean get-out-the-vote campaign.PJ’s Political Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatheads | P. J. O’Rourke | March 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Grace isn't a get-out-of-jail-free card, but it covers not just a multitude of sins - it covers them all.
Theory 2: Mr Obama owed his victory to his superior get-out-the-vote technology.
Too bad our little pup-party busted up that way, muttered Phil; but we were lucky to gug-gug-get out without anybody getting wise.The New Boys at Oakdale | Morgan Scott
I aint goin to have you actin like all get-out, just because Chalmys went and married the gal he loved, disappointin you, thereby.Polly and Her Friends Abroad | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
I got hold of the leg of the table, and held on like all get-out.The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island | Lawrence J. Leslie
D' yu' reckon they find joyful digestion in this swallo'-an'-get-out trough?The Virginian | Owen Wister
If we want to beat Boxer Hall weve got to do some tall hustling, and practice like all get-out!The Eight-Oared Victors | Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for get out
to leave or escape or cause to leave or escape: used in the imperative when dismissing a person
to make or become known; publish or be published
(tr) to express with difficulty
(tr often foll by of) to extract (information or money) (from a person): to get a confession out of a criminal
(tr) to gain or receive something, esp something of significance or value: you get out of life what you put into it
(foll by of) to avoid or cause to avoid: she always gets out of swimming
(tr) to solve (a puzzle or problem) successfully
cricket to dismiss or be dismissed
an escape, as from a difficult situation
theatre the process of moving out of a theatre the scenery, props, and costumes after a production
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Other Idioms and Phrases with get-out
Leave, escape, as in With good conduct he'll get out of prison in a few months, or In case of a fire, we just want to get out alive. [c. 1300] This phrase is also used as an imperative, ordering someone to depart. For example, Get out! You've no business being in here. [c. 1700] Also see get out of, def. 1.
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