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"All get out"

Posted by ESC on December 11, 2003

In Reply to: "All get out" posted by Phia on December 11, 2003

: "I'm as busy as 'all get out.'"

: I don't understand how this phrase makes sense. Any explanations into this one? Thanks!

It is a country phrase. But I can't explain it. It is an all-purpose intensifier: as cold as all get-out; mad as all get-out.