bale out

phrasal verb
baled out; baling out; bales out

Definition of bale out

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

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“Bale out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bale%20out. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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