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English definition of “weasel out of sth”

weasel out of sth

mainly US informal phrasal verb with weasel     /ˈwiː.zəl/ verb
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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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