One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Contrive to avoid or escape (a duty or responsibility)‘they wanted to get out of paying’
evade, dodge, shirk, slide out of, avoid, escape, sidestepView synonyms
- ‘I don't remember what I said, but I made some excuse to get out of going.’
- ‘We went into business together once, but it didn't work out the way we hoped and we got out of it.’
- ‘Every time they think they've got out of the contract, they get pulled back in again.’
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