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Noun
An excuse or pretext to avoid a commitment or responsibility
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“It's a cop-out, of course, to avoid the difficulty of finding a small enough child actor to look two-and-a-bit years old but behave well on stage.”
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The act or state of eschewing or avoiding something
“I certainly don't think of it as a cop-out to excuse oneself from helping others.”
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An attempt to fudge an issue
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To renege on an agreement or promise
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“I didn't want to cop out on the idea of sleep being possible while listening to this mix, so I embraced the idea entirely and played some tracks that put the mind at ease.”
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Weasel out
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To swindle someone by not paying a debt, especially a gambling debt
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Pass responsibility on to another
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To express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive
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Express remorse, regret
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To provide or serve as a satisfactory explanation for
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To leave, flee or escape from a place
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To renounce, especially when contrary to a promise or obligation
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To leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
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