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English definition of “get-out clause”

get-out clause

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡet.aʊt ˌklɔːz/ us    /-ˌklɑːz/
UK a part of an agreement that allows someone to avoid doing something that they normally would have to do
(Definition of get-out clause from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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