How do I understand the phrase " flat-out" in this context? Can you give me a few examples about how to use this phrase? Thanks a lot for your help!!!
Every time we use those assault stats, Carr and Gilmore come back...
Who’s the 76 year old--
Every day, 17,000 Americans defend themselves with a gun--
That’s flat-out not true.
--including a 76 year old grandmother in Chicago, who defended herself against an intruder in the middle of the night.
Just don’t use the stats.
The 76 year old grandmother doesn’t defend herself with a modified AK-47 Assault Rifle, Larry. Unless she’s defending herself against Turkish rebels.
Flat-out = the maximum speed etc, so here it means 'absolutely'.