Definition of cop-out in English:

cop-out

Syllabification: cop-out

noun

informal
  • An instance of avoiding a commitment or responsibility: being ‘average’ is the lazy person’s cop-out
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    • But there's no point in saying that it's nothing to do with me - that just sounds like a complete cop-out.
    • It lacked the raw, grittiness of the novel and the ending was a complete cop-out.
    • The revelation, when it comes, is as provocative a cop-out as you are likely to see, but so bizarre that you don't immediately notice that it isn't making a whole lot of sense.

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