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cop-out

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈkɒp.aʊt/  us   /ˈkɑːp-/ slang
a way of avoiding doing something difficult or unpleasant that you should do, or the excuse that you use to do this: She always thought that having a family instead of a career was a cop-out.
Translations of “cop-out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃避,迴避, 藉口…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃避,回避, 借口…
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