cop-outRate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it
An excuse made in order to avoid performing a task or duty; a reason offered when someone cops out.

It was a cop-out to say he couldn't sign the petition because he sprained his wrist.

Additional definitions for 'cop-out':

cop-outA person who cops out.
cop-outAvoidance or inadequate performance of a task or duty; the action of copping out.
See them all »

Translation

Find a translation for the cop-out phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similiar to cop-out

Discuss this cop-out phrase with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this cop-out definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"cop-out." Phrases.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 23 Nov. 2017. <http://www.phrases.net/phrase/cop-out_3031>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!