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cop out

cop out

Date: Mar 09 2006


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I think it’s a cop out.”

Actor Jamie Foxx, talking about Nick Lachey’s request for money after divorcing Jessica Simpson.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

avoid responsibilities or problems; take the easy way out instead of working hard for something

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

English can be difficult to learn, but don’t cop out on me now. Buckle down and study!

To cop out means to take the easy way of doing something. For example, I was going to start walking to work every day, but this morning I copped out and drove.

A cop out can also mean a bad or lame excuse, as in “Tony said he can’t come out dancing tonight because he’s watching tv. That’s such a cop out!”

In the example above, Jamie Foxx is saying that it’s a cop out, or an easy way to get money, for Nick Lachey to sue Jessica Simpson.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“Anne says she’s too tired to help clean up, but I think she’s just copping out.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

means lose something
by joy
rororoe Lachey wants to take advantage of Simpson.
by rororoe
I think it's a excuse for blenching.
by 1990511
teddy008 evade;to avoid sth
by teddy008
take the easy way out ..instead of working hard for something...avoid responsabilities
by jamess
it means escape away ,run away .or to admit something
by mary117
hossein99 an excuse
by hossein99

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somewhat useful, unlike many other slangs..

10:02 PM Mar 13 2006 |




nice to meet all of you here!

09:21 AM Mar 11 2006 |




It’s a cop out to blame Englishbaby for English slang can not listen.

12:55 AM Mar 10 2006 |




now i know hehehe!!

04:56 AM Mar 09 2006 |



why can not listen?

03:16 AM Mar 09 2006 |

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