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Hello. I would like to know the meaning of to take the easy way out.
Here's some expressions related to that:
take the easy road
You can go for glory, or you can take the easy way out.
He took the path of least resistance - He avoided all difficulties.
The dictator should've taken the easy way out and succumb to the concessions, but he made it hard for himself by resisting, and it cost him his life.
He always takes the paved road. - He played it safe. He took no chances. be conservative
end of the gravy train; the easy road; a free ride; a free lunch.
He won't be riding the gravy train any more once new ownership comes in and cleans out all this inefficient middle management.
He usually snivels his way out of tough situations. He's spineless. He has no backbone. He's chicken.
to jump ship - to abandon, to give up, to fold
The easy way out would've been to jump ship as the company's stock started to plummet, but he stuck it out to the bitter end.