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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.
Translations of “weasel out (of sth)”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指不誠實地)推諉,逃避(答應過的事)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指不诚实地)推诿,逃避(答应过的事)…
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