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    Bail out

    Dear Teacher,
    What is the meaning of the expression "bailout/ bail out" ?
    How and when do you use this expression in a sentence ?

    Thank you

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    Re: Bail out

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear Teacher,
    What is the meaning of the expression "bailout/ bail out" ?
    How and when do you use this expression in a sentence ?

    Thank you
    There are several meanings, but these are the 3 main ones:

    • empty water out of the bottom of a small boat: ''The water's coming in faster than we can bail it out. We're in trouble "
    • get someone out of prison by 'posting bail' - paying the surety required by the Court (and by extension ='getting someone out of trouble'): "This is the last time I'm bailing you out. From now on you're on your own."
    • jump out of a doomed aircraft (and by extension ='violently change a course of action'): "I tried ringing the help-desk, but in the end I bailed out and just switched the computer off." (The original, aircraft, version may well be on the wane. You'll see it mainly in war-time narratives: "The Hurricane was hit, and the crew had to bail out over occupied France.)


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    Re: Bail out

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear Teacher,
    What is the meaning of the expression "bailout/ bail out" ?
    How and when do you use this expression in a sentence ?

    Thank you
    Bale out/Bail out/Bailout = Mostly used as a financial/legal term...
    bailout - definition of bailout by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Bailout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Main Entry: bail out
    Function: intransitive verb
    Date: 1930
    1 : to parachute from an aircraft
    2 : to abandon a harmful or difficult situation; also : leave, depart

    Main Entry: bailout
    Function: Noun
    Date: 1951
    : a rescue from financial distress

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