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- A: The situation at work is so annoying at the moment! There's been a small mix-up of orders and everyone is making a great drama out of it.
B: Oh come on! You can rise above it. Just back off/withdraw/bottle out andn let others handle things.
1) Could you tell the meaning of "out" in A's sentence?
2) Do the three verbs in bold mean the same and can they all be used in the sentence above?
- Julia was going to give a very important presentation tomorrow but she says she's ill and isn't going to be able to do it. I think she's just bottled out as it's for such an important client.
The meaning of this "bottle out" is definitely "to withdraw"...
Now, do you think in this sentence I could have used the three verbs above (withdraw - bottle out - back off) like in the sentence I wrote above?
2) As far as "out" is concerned, I've read what you've written and...Does this "out of" mean "on the basis of" or "because of this"? How could I change this "out of"?
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