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Weasel out of something

Weasel out of something
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Welcome to English in a minute

A weasel is a small animal with brown fur

But weasel is also used to describe

A person you cannot rust

Weasel out of (something)

Our work trip is coming up next week

Oh, I’m actually not going


But the boss said everyone has to go

How did you weasel out of it?

I told the boss that my 102 year old

Great-aunt is coming to town that weekend

If you “weasel out of something”

You avoid doing something

Usually by lying or persuading someone

In a clever way

The word “weasel” acts like a verb

In this expression

Jonathon probably weaseled out of going

On the work trip by lying to his boss

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