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escape hatch

noun [C] uk   us  
the part of a submarine through which people can leave when it is underwater a way of getting out of a difficult or unwanted situation: The psychiatrist offered him an escape hatch from his feelings of guilt.
Translations of “escape hatch”
in Chinese (Traditional) (潛艇的)緊急出口…
in Chinese (Simplified) (潜艇的)紧急出口…
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