Measure, as ex-cess, excess-ive. Out of all cess means excessively, i.e. ex (out of all) cess.
“Poor jade, is wrung in the withers out of all cess.”— Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., ii. 1.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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