copout copout

Definition(s):

  • (n) a failure to face some difficulty squarely

Usage(s):

  1. To spur the copout, prosecutors may offer a variety of guilty pleas to lesser charges.
  2. Landscape was regarded as the abstractionist's copout.

News

  • Politicians: Quit griping and run for office

    Many people say politics is like the famous adage about the weather: Everybody talks about it, but nobody can do anything about it. A number of Medina County public officials think that’s a copout. They say you can change how the government operates by getting elected to office. Preparing citizens to run for elected office is the ... Read More
    on July 15, 2013     Source: The Medina County Gazette

Quotes

  1. "It's a copout. ...... You can't choose a song for him then blame him for doing the song," Cowell said. "You didn't hold up to your responsibility." "You're gonna tell me about interpreting songs?"
    on May 12, 2009 By: Simon Cowell Source: MTV.com

  2. "We do believe that the ending of the show will be a resolution, and one that will be satisfying," Cuse says. "It's not like it's going to be a copout, that it all took place in a snow globe or in the dog's mind."
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Carlton Cuse Source: USA Today

  3. "If they don't win, they've got the ultimate copout at their disposal," Wadkins said. "They didn't have Tiger. That's probably going to save their butts."
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Lanny Wadkins Source: Chicago Tribune

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