extricate (someone, something, or oneself) from (someone or something)

(redirected from extricate ourselves from)

extricate (someone, something, or oneself) from (someone or something)

To free someone, something, or oneself from something. Don't worry, I'll call and extricate you from your date if it's really terrible. I can't seem to extricate that knife from the dishwasher—it's really jammed in there. Whoa, how did you extricate yourself from a lecture with Dad?
See also: extricate
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

extricate someone or something from someone or something

to disentangle someone or something from someone or something; to free someone or something from someone or something. I tried to extricate myself from her, but she made it hard for me to get away politely. I managed to extricate the ring from the vacuum cleaner bag.
See also: extricate
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
See also:
References in classic literature ?
If, on the other hand, in the midst of difficulties we are always ready to seize an advantage, we may extricate ourselves from misfortune.
I now felt that in our present situation it was in vain for us to think of ever overcoming the obstacles in our way, and I gave up all thoughts of reaching the vale which lay beyond this series of impediments; while at the same time I could not devise any scheme to extricate ourselves from the difficulties in which we were involved.
There is only one way to extricate ourselves from the mire of disrespect and dishonor.
While light cannot escape a black hole, we still thankfully have the ability to extricate ourselves from this crisis.
The sooner we can extricate ourselves from Brussels, the better.
We were then able to extricate ourselves from the City Hall,' said Gandamra.
class="MsoNormalNo, it will not be easy to extricate ourselves from that trick of the mind into which Europe cheated our nationalists into "independence".
We have to pursue a highly nuanced foreign policy to gradually extricate ourselves from being in the cross-fire of global fault lines.
Although we cannot end Afghanistan's civil war, there is a way for us to extricate ourselves from sole responsibility for containing it.
Now, having had such difficulty getting in when we were banging on the door all those years ago, we are now, oddly, confronted with an equally tough problem in trying to extricate ourselves from it.
How can we extricate ourselves from this feeling of frustration?
We have more than 40 years of EU regulation and laws to extricate ourselves from, and new trade deals to strike with the world's major economies who are queuing up to make deals."
n 2: It is overwhelmingly in the economic interests of the other EU countries to do a free-trade deal, with zero tariffs and quotas, while we extricate ourselves from the EU law-making system.