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phrase informal
  1. 1
    as quickly or with as much effort as possible

    He worked flat out from morning until night.

  2. 2
    directly, without trying to avoid offending or upsetting people

    Michael said flat out that he didn’t believe me.

  3. 3
    mainly American completely and without doubt

    He was just flat out wrong.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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