weasel out of

phrasal verb
weaseled out of; weaseling out of; weasels out of

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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“Weasel out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weasel%20out%20of. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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