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All get out

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on November 16, 2005

In Reply to: All get out posted by ESC on November 16, 2005

: : What does "excited as all get out" mean and where does it originate?

: I believe it's a country expression -- U.S. country. It means extremely. "That's sour as all get out." It is extremely sour. Very sour.

It's used in Britain too. In my childhood in the 1960s it was quite commonplace.