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English definition of “cop-out”

cop-out

noun [C]    /ˈkɑpˌɑʊt/ (also cop out) slang
a way or an excuse to avoid responsibility or to avoid doing something: A plea of temporary insanity is a cop-out and should not be allowed, he said.
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