Pronunciation: (get'out"), [key]
1. Com.the break-even point.
2. Chiefly Brit.a method or maneuver used to escape a difficult or embarrassing situation; cop-out: The scoundrel has used that get-out once too often.
3. 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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