Cop-out in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Cop-out

an instance of avoiding commitment or responsibility, generally with an excuse

Examples of Cop-out in a sentence

Even though taking out the trash is supposed to be my little brother’s job, he managed to cop-out of it by pretending that the dog needed to be walked.  🔊

Someone who constantly backs out on the promises that they have made it a cop-out, and it’s generally not a good idea to have much faith in them.  🔊

During the military draft in past American wars, many men would cop-out of their duty by purposeful receiving small but permanent injuries, voiding them for military service.  🔊

The legendary ‘the dog ate my homework’ is considered one of the biggest cop-outs in history, though I imagine that it may have been true the very first time it was used.  🔊

Many people attempt to cop-out of being responsible for something going wrong by saying that ‘it wasn’t their job’ or ‘I was just a bystander.’  🔊

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