out-and-out

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out-and-out (not comparable) (used only before a noun, attributively)

  1. (idiomatic) Complete, utter.
    He is an out-and-out idiot.
    out-and-out lie
    • 1998, Douglas Adams, speech at Cambridge, UK. [1]
      I'm sure most of the people in this room will share the same view, but even as an out-and-out atheist one can't help noticing that the role of a god has had an enormously profound impact on human history over many, many centuries.

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