Meaning of “cop out” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “cop out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cop-outnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑpˌɑʊt/ also cop out slang

a way or an excuse to avoid responsibility or to avoid doing something:

A plea of temporary insanity is a cop-out and should not be allowed, he said.

(Definition of “cop-out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)