wriggle out of

phrasal verb
wriggled out of; wriggling out of; wriggles out of

Definition of wriggle out of

informal + often disapproving
: to avoid doing (something that one does not want to do) in some clever or dishonest way She tried to wriggle out of the contract. Don't let him wriggle out of paying you for your work.

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“Wriggle out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wriggle%20out%20of. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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