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bottle out

UK informal
phrasal verb with bottle uk   /ˈbɒt.l̩/  us   /ˈbɑː.t̬l̩/ verb [T]
to ​suddenlydecide not to do something that you had ​intended to do because you ​feelfrightened and ​loseyourconfidence: I was going to ​enter a belly-dancing ​contest, but I ​bottled out at the last ​minute.
(Definition of bottle out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bottle out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 因缺乏勇气而退却, 临阵退缩…
in Chinese (Traditional) 因缺乏勇氣而退卻, 臨陣退縮…
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