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English definition of “weasel out of sth”

weasel out of sth

mainly US informal
verb uk phrasal verb with weasel   /ˈwiː.zəl/ us  
to avoid doing something that you have agreed to do, especially by being dishonest: Although they had signed the contract they tried to weasel out of the deal later.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy peopleDishonest
(Definition of weasel out of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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