out-and-out
out-and-out out-and-out, out and out out and outadj. Without any reservation or disguise; downright; plain; unqualified; absolute; as, an out and out villain; an out-and-out lie.

Syn: flat-out, outright. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • out and out — out and out, out and out out and outadj. Without any reservation or disguise; downright; plain; unqualified; absolute; as, an out and out villain; an out and out lie. Syn: flat out, outright. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out and out — out and out, out and out out and outadv. Completely; wholly; openly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out-and-out — out and out, out and out out and outadv. Completely; wholly; openly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out-and-out — {adj.} Extreme; complete; thorough. * /The candidate was an out and out conservative./ * /It was out and out robbery to charge twice the usual price for eggs just because they were scarce./ Compare: THROUGH AND THROUGH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out-and-out — {adj.} Extreme; complete; thorough. * /The candidate was an out and out conservative./ * /It was out and out robbery to charge twice the usual price for eggs just because they were scarce./ Compare: THROUGH AND THROUGH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out-and-out — adjective Date: 1813 being such completely at all times, in every way, or from every point of view < an out and out fraud > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Out to out — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out and about — See: UP AND ABOUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out and about — See: UP AND ABOUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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