weasel out of

phrasal verb

Definition of weasel out of

chiefly US, informal + usually disapproving
: to avoid doing (something) by being dishonest, by persuading someone in a clever way, etc. She weaseled out of our agreement. He weaseled his way out of helping me with the yard work.

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