bail (one) out of jail

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bail (one) out of jail

To pay for someone's release from jail. I have to go bail my brother out of jail again. I wonder what he did this time.
See also: bail, jail, of, out

bail someone out of jail

 and bail someone out 
1. Lit. to deposit a sum of money that allows someone to get out of jail while waiting for a trial. John was in jail. I had to go down to the police station to bail him out. I need some cash to bail out a friend!
2. Fig. to help someone who is having difficulties. When my brother went broke, I had to bail him out with a loan.
See also: bail, jail, of, out
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Within a hundred dollars of raising enough to bail her out of jail Tuesday morning, and having exhausted her list of friends and family, Mary Hoadley rang up her dentist at his Simi Valley office.