Bail someone out



bail someone out

verb phrase

To get someone out of a difficult plight; relieve someone of debt, embarrassment, etc: I’ll bail you out this time, but next time bring enough money

[1970s+; fr paying someone’s bail for release fr confinement]

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  • Bail-jumping

    noun the willful failure to appear as required before a judge or court by a person out on bail Examples The prosecutor’s office filed bail-jumping charges today against the man. Word Origin 1881



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  • Bailable

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