escape the ax

idiom

Definition of escape the ax

informal
: to avoid being ended, eliminated, reduced, etc. The school program escaped the ax this year and will continue as before.

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“Escape the ax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/escape%20the%20ax. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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