take the easy way out

idiom

: to find an easy way to avoid having to do something difficult

Examples of take the easy way out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yes, all humans, and in fact, all animals ever measured given equal options, will take the easy way out. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024 McIlroy referred to early defections to LIV as players wanting to take the easy way out, and said that players were being duplicitous for pledging support and then taking the Saudi cash. Doug Ferguson, USA TODAY, 4 Jan. 2024 Gunn doesn't take the easy way out in Vol. 3 by having Gamora somehow regain the original character's memories. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 5 May 2023 Gunn doesn't take the easy way out in Vol. 3 by having Gamora somehow regain the original character's memories. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 5 May 2023 Will other professors pre-emptively capitulate to students who are trying to take the easy way out? WSJ, 11 Oct. 2022 But please don’t take the easy way out just to tick a box. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Aug. 2022 This new policy still allows landlords to properly screen tenants but aims to protect tenants from those landlords or screeners who are trying to take the easy way out, Parikh said. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 May 2022 This new policy still allows landlords to properly screen tenants, but aims to protect tenants from those landlords or screeners who are trying to take the easy way out, Parikh said. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 24 May 2022

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“Take the easy way out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20easy%20way%20out. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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