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All get out

Posted by Smokey Stover on February 08, 2010 at 05:48

In Reply to: All get out posted by Edward Putnam on February 07, 2010 at 09:38:

: "All get out". I believe has its origins in the idiomatic use of the word "ought" - as in 'duty' or 'what's coming to me'. Northern England: "I took out this bird, 'til I realized I wouldn't get ought from her".

I probably did not sufficiently emphasize how familiar the first usage is in the U.S., where it is as common as all get-out.