from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A failure to fulfill a commitment or responsibility or to face a difficulty squarely.
- n. Slang A person who fails to fulfill a commitment or responsibility.
- n. Slang An excuse for inaction or evasion.
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- n. Avoidance or inadequate performance of a task or duty; the action of copping out.
- n. An excuse made in order to avoid performing a task or duty; a reason offered when someone cops out.
- n. A person who cops out.
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Presenting poverty, war, or illiteracy as reasons for this high corruption within Muslim countries would be a cop-out.
Asleep: A cop-out term used to explain why a heavily favored team fell behind early and lost e.g.
And this whole boo-hoo the national media is trying to take me down BS and there is a "Full court press to get me" is ridiculous and a cop-out!!!!
It's a feeble-minded cop-out to blame this explosion on the South. pkb
There wasn't reform when the economy was good, so that's just a cop-out and a lame excuse.
"The cop-out is to say this is all priced in, but I think the market will react," said Brian Gendreau, investment strategist at Cetera Financial Group.
CNN could have easily taken the mealy mouth, tap dance around, cop-out way out and suspended him with a reprimand, and a stern warning that any repeat pop off and he'd be out.
"They're not for me, I don't want to share personal experiences with a bunch of strangers, I'm not like them, I know more than they do, I've learned all that, or I can do it on my own" is just a handful of cop-out excuses they rely on.
What a cop-out. wooga: Everyone should agree that “judicial activism” applies to courts that usurp the role of the other branches, making the judge a mini-dictator fashioning his/her ownrules.
You see, there really is no excuse to cop-out in the villain department.