One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Extricate oneself from a difficult situation by choosing the simplest rather than the most honourable course of action.‘she had taken the easy way out by returning the keys without a message’
- ‘Too often, the scripts choose to take the easy way out.’
- ‘To take the easy way out, one might just chalk both up to blatant stupidity, but there are always other reasons as well.’
- ‘In most science exhibitions, there are student groups that take the easy way out and opt for a project that can be put together using easily available material.’
- ‘As the economy plods along, many of us are choosing to take the easy way out.’
- ‘It is just not true, as his critics assert, that he always took the easy way out.’
- ‘As finance minister, Ng never took the easy way out.’
- ‘There is a sense of entitlement that I think has caused many to take the easy way out.’
- ‘We should ensure that the government does that work, rather than taking the easy way out and sacrificing justice to expediency.’
- ‘I took the easy way out and did the very unsporting thing of hiding my assigned fabric inside the pockets as a lining.’
- ‘He chose to take the easy way out and slam the council.’
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