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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Out and Out.
Incomparably, by far, or beyond measure; as, “He was out and out the best man.” “It is an outand-outer” means nothing can exceed it. It is the word utter, the Anglo-Saxon útærre.   1

 Out-Herod Herod (To).Out in the Fifteen—i.e. 

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