get-out clause

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  • get-out clause — ➔ clause * * * get out clause UK US noun [C] UK INFORMAL ► LAW part of an agreement that allows someone to avoid doing something that they normally would have to do: »Club officials allowed the German player to insert a get out clause in his… …   Financial and business terms

  • get-out clause — /ˈgɛt aʊt klɔz/ (say get owt klawz) noun a clause which allows someone who is a party to an agreement to rescind all or part of the agreement in certain circumstances …   Australian English dictionary

  • get-out — get ,out adjective MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL allowing you to avoid an obligation or a difficult situation: a get out clause as all get out AMERICAN MAINLY SPOKEN used for emphasizing how strong a quality or behavior is: as boring/smart/mean/pretty… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • get-out — UK / US adjective informal allowing you to avoid an obligation or a difficult situation a get out clause …   English dictionary

  • get out — verb 1. move out of or depart from (Freq. 31) leave the room the fugitive has left the country • Syn: ↑exit, ↑go out, ↑leave • Ant: ↑enter ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • get-out — noun Get out is used before these nouns: ↑clause …   Collocations dictionary

  • clause — [klɔːz ǁ klɒːz] noun [countable] LAW COMMERCE a part of a written law, contract, or legal document that deals with a particular item or subject: • Clause 12 enables the Secretary of State to make orders to protect pension rights. asˈsignment… …   Financial and business terms

  • clause — noun 1 in a legal document ADJECTIVE ▪ confidentiality, indemnity, penalty ▪ The penalty clause specifies that late delivery will be fined. ▪ escape, exclusion, exemption …   Collocations dictionary

  • get — v. & n. v. (getting; past got; past part. got or US (and in comb.) gotten) 1 tr. come into the possession of; receive or earn (get a job; got pound200 a week; got first prize). 2 tr. fetch, obtain, procure, purchase (get my book for me; got a new …   Useful english dictionary

  • get word — verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally (Freq. 1) I learned that she has two grown up children I see that you have been promoted • Syn: ↑learn, ↑hear, ↑get wind, ↑pick up, ↑find out …   Useful english dictionary

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