Footballers have a book of cop-outs
they use to try to explain away mistakes.
But those who testified on the topic essentially described the opt-outs as cop-outs
The best thing that can be done about the bad situation it creates is to bear it as best as you can and not make it any worse through panicky, damage-control efforts, such as making lame justifications and excuses and cop-outs
for the faux pas, like the Malacanang rah-rah boys are doing.
I've heard some cop-outs
, but that pathetic prophecy puts them on a planetary trajectory with Uranus.
Over the years, Barefoot College has trained "drop-outs, cop-outs
and wash-outs" (many of them illiterate) to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages.
Their best hope for securing what they call "radical reconciliation" and dodging the cop-outs
of politicians who pretend to do the right thing and Christians who accept half-baked measures is scripture-based.
LIKE YOU RATIONALIZE NEGLECTING OR SHORTCUTTING PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, BUT IN THE END YOU ONLY CHEAT YOURSELVES.
Words like 'variable', 'human factor', 'indeterminate inputs' are great cop-outs
It's time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: No bailouts, no handouts, and no cop-outs
PM, Birchgrove LINDA SAYS: Working full-time, and, therefore, being unable to partake in any "domestic stuff" sounds like the mother of cop-outs
I'm a socialist but feel blaming disgustingly rich footballers for all of society's ills has become the easiest of cop-outs
BBC2's Horizon programme alone brought us half a dozen cop-outs
including the "survival of the fattest" notion that claims it is all down to evolution because in times of famine in prehistory only the lardy would have lived through the shortages.