get out from under (someone or something)

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get out from under (someone or something)

To escape or extricate oneself from a troublesome, difficult, or burdensome person, situation, or circumstance. Having lost his job in the factory, George didn't know how he was going to get out from under all his debt. I can't wait to go to college and get out from under my controlling parents.
See also: get, out