bale out

phrasal verb

baled out; baling out; bales out
: to jump out of an airplane with a parachute
The pilot baled out just before the plane crashed.
: to leave or escape a harmful or difficult situation
Most investors have baled out of the business.

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“Bale out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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