Origins of 'all git-out'

Drew Danielson drew.danielson at CMU.EDU
Thu Sep 20 13:25:57 UTC 2001

A quick check of the ADS-L archives didn't reveal anything, so I am
asking at large:  any ideas on the etymology of the term 'all git-out'
as an intensifying comparative as in, "It's as cold as all git-out"?
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