the act of parachuting from an aircraft, especially to escape a crash, fire, etc.
an instance of coming to the rescue, especially financially:
a government bailout of a large company.
an alternative, additional choice, or the like:
If the highway is jammed, you have two side roads as bailouts.
of, relating to, or consisting of means for relieving an emergency situation:
bailout measures for hard-pressed smallbusinesses.
The largest recipient of AIG bailout money was Goldman Sachs, which received a cool $13 billion.
The Backdoor Bailout Backlash Max Blumenthal March 23, 2009
Remember the speech Speaker Pelosi gave on the floor the day of the bailout vote?
So Long, Democrats Wendy Button October 27, 2008
He also blasted the 2008 bailout only to reverse his position within days.
The GOP’s Lousy 2012 Candidates Benjamin Sarlin November 24, 2010
But the news that Spain would accept a bailout ricocheted to Wall Street, which in response saw its best week of the year.
7 Things You Need to Know About the Spanish Bailout June 10, 2012
Since the bailout, GM has posted 15 consecutive quarters of profitability, and it has a very solid balance sheet.
Up to Speed: 5 Things to Know About Mary Barra, GM’s First Female CEO William O’Connor December 9, 2013
Besides, if the bailout was the problem, then, once again, Occupy Wall Street is disrupting traffic in the wrong city.
Wall Street’s Not the Problem! Stephen L. Carter October 2, 2011
A few days ago he suggested that taxpayers might actually make money from the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street.
Not Bad For a 72-Year-Old Tucker Carlson October 7, 2008
A consummate Wall Street creature, the pathetic, groveling Paulson knew what would happen without a bailout.
Will Stocks Dive Again? Randall Lane May 10, 2010
No, they were opposed to the bailout because they’re opposed to workers making a decent wage.
Screw the Middle Class Michael Moore December 11, 2008
And Geithner has revealed little about his central role in the bailout of AIG last September.
Geithner’s Wild 100-Day Ride Allan Dodds Frank May 4, 2009
an act of bailing out, usually by the government, of a failing institution or business
1945, in aviation, from bail (v.) + out (adv.). As “federal help for private business in trouble,” from 1968.
- 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]
Cricket. either of the two small bars or sticks laid across the tops of the stumps which form the wicket. British, Australian. a bar, framework, partition, or the like, for confining or separating cows, horses, etc., in a stable. bails, Obsolete. the wall of an outer court of a feudal castle. bail up, Australian. to […]
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
- Bail out
the act of parachuting from an aircraft, especially to escape a crash, fire, etc. an instance of coming to the rescue, especially financially: a government bailout of a large company. an alternative, additional choice, or the like: If the highway is jammed, you have two side roads as bailouts. of, relating to, or consisting of […]