English version

cop out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcop out phrasal verb informal spoken informalNOT DO somethingto not do something that someone thinks you should do πŸ”Š As far as I’m concerned, she’s copped out and joined the rat race. β†’ cop-out β†’ copβ†’ See Verb tablecop-outˈcop-out noun [countable] informal πŸ”Š πŸ”Š NOT DO somethingsomething you do or say in order to avoid doing or accepting something πŸ”Š Ignoring the problem is a cop-out.
Examples from the Corpus
cop-outβ€’ Putting the blame on your parents for your problems is a cop-out.β€’ This is a cop-out, and it is false on the counts both of principle and fact.β€’ This is, really, a cop-out, and can be an expensive one.β€’ The creation of such multiple scenarios is not really a cop-out.β€’ There was plenty to do on your own doorstep - to look further was a cop-out.β€’ This kind of cop-out is also likely to undermine the parents' credibility and the trust put in them.β€’ Is that not a political cop-out?
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Verb table
cop
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycop
he, she, itcops
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycopped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave copped
he, she, ithas copped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad copped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cop
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have copped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam copping
he, she, itis copping
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you, we, theyare copping
Past
I, he, she, itwas copping
you, we, theywere copping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been copping
he, she, ithas been copping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been copping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be copping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been copping
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