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wimp out (of something)

Sl. to chicken out (of something); to get out of something difficult, inconvenient, or dangerous, leaving others to carry the burden. Come on! Don't wimp out now that there's all this work to be done. Ted wimped out on us.
See also: out, wimp

wimp out

v. Slang
To withdraw from a commitment or course of action because of cowardice or insecurity: I don't want to stand in line for the roller coaster if you're going to wimp out at the last minute.
See also: out, wimp

wimp

1. mod. windows, icons, mouse pointer. (Usually WIMP. Acronym. Refers to a computer system, such as Macintosh or Microsoft Windows, with an elaborate user interface including resizable windows, clever icons, and a movable mouse. The term implies that such systems are for computer weaklings.) I am happier with a computer system that doesn’t have all that WIMP stuff.
2. n. a weak and retiring person; a square. What a wimp. People walk all over her.

wimp out (of something)

in. to chicken out (of something); to get out of something, leaving others to carry the burden. Come on! Don’t wimp out now that there’s all this work to be done.
See also: of, out, wimp

wimp out

verb
See also: out, wimp
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