bail (one) out of jail(redirected from bail one out of jail)
bail (one) out of jail
To pay for one's release from jail. I have to go bail my brother out of jail again. I wonder what he did this time.
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bail someone out of jailand 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.
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