An instance of avoiding a commitment or responsibility: being ‘average’ is the lazy person’s cop-out
More example sentences
- 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.