- Get-out is defined as an escape from a negative situation.
An example of a get-out is an escape from an awkward blind date.
get-out definition by Webster's New World
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escape from an unpleasant situation
get-out - Phrases/Idioms
Leave, escape, as in With good conduct he'll get out of prison in a few months, or In case of a fire, we just want to get out alive. [c. 1300] This phrase is also used as an imperative, ordering someone to depart. For example, Get out! You've no business being in here. [c. 1700] Also see get out of, def. 1.
Become known, as in Somehow the secret got out. [Late 1800s] Also see out in the open.
get something out. Publish something, as in Once we get out the newsletter, we can concentrate on other projects. [Late 1700s]
Produce a sound, as in The singer had a sore throat and could hardly get out a note. [First half of 1800s] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with get out.
Informal the extreme degree, quality, etc. big as all get-out