Please check if I have used the phrasal verb correctly.
He promised to attend my wedding but cried off at the last moment.
A Word A Day:
I've never heard such a phrasal verb, personally.
Here it is, in the forum's Phrasal Verb Dictionary:
- To cancel an arrangement
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It's not only ESL students who learn stuff on this forum!
In AE you could say "beg off" to mean the same thing.
In Canada it might be said you "flaked out" or "backed out"... But that one's new to me too, fascinating RonBee!