Green’s Dictionary of Slang

all get out phr.

also all git-out, git out, like all git out

(US) very much, to a great extent; usu. prefixed by as or like.

[US]‘Jonathan Slick’ High Life in N.Y. II 118: A kind of frosty looking old maid, as impudent as git out.
[US]Pittsburgh Dly Post 13 Aug. 1/7: He handed me a gl;ass o’ sumthin that smelt stronger’n all git out.
[US]Syracuse Dly Courier (NY) 28 Sept. 1/7: The wind blowed like all git out.
[US]Girard Press (Girard, KS) 21 Nov. 3/3: I hollered like all git out.
[US](con. c.1840) ‘Mark Twain’ Huckleberry Finn 325: We got to dig in like all git-out.
[US]Dly Morn. Astorian (OR) 17 Feb. 2/1: Salvation is free but it costs like all get out to run a church.
[US]Coeur d’Alene Press (ID) 26 May 2/1: With three journals in the field, all the editors will now have to rustle like ‘all-get-out’.
[US]Ade True Bills 60: What in the name of all Get-Out do you find to talk about?
[UK]Sporting Times 29 Jan. 1/3: The Actin Edditer, which he thinks hisself abowt as slick as all-get-out.
[US]H.L. Wilson Somewhere in Red Gap 197: When I got into the parlour she had them on, pleased as all get-out.
[US]P. & T. Casey Gay-cat 149: Don’t worry none about your dog. He’s eating here in the corner just like all-git-out.
[US]J. Sale Tree Named John 8: Mars John’ll be hyere terreckly, holl’in lak all gitout.
[US]W.M. Raine Cool Customer 135: I understand it’s rich as all get-out.
[US]W. Winchell On Broadway 22 Jan. [synd. col.] Some of [Hitler’s] favorite generals [...] are taking sick like all get out.
[US]B. Rose 30 Aug. [synd. col.] Prepared to work like all get out [W&F].
[UK]W. Sansom ‘Impatience’ in Lehman Penguin New Writing No. 40 31: ‘Beat it off away now,’ said the Dropper. ‘Blow’.
[US]P. Rabe Benny Muscles In (2004) 273: We tried to make her perk up a little – we tried like all get-out.
[US]Mad mag. Jul.–Aug. 16: Gosh-all-getout, Mr Science!
[US](con. 1944) A. Myrer Big War 346: Laughing like all get-out.
[US]L. Hansberry Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window in Three Negro Plays (1969) II iii: There’s this sandy-haired kid standing in pedal pushers and an apron, pregnant as all get-out.
[Aus]K. Gilbert Cherry Pickers I i: Yeah. O.K., sexy as all git-out.
[US]Cab Calloway Of Minnie the Moocher and Me 191: She was proud and aloof as all get out.
[US]W.D. Ehrhart Passing Time (1988) 52: Now all the generals and politicians are backpedaling like all getout.
[US]Ebonics Primer at 🌐 all get out Definition: meaning as hell, very Example: Damn, that bitch fat as all get out!!!!
[Aus]T. Winton ‘Abbreviation’ in Turning (2005) 18: They were the sorriest-looking bunch of girls you’d ever see, freckly as all get-out.
[Aus]C. Hammer Silver [ebook] He was as dodgy as all get out.