wimp out of something

wimp out (of something)

slang To withdraw from doing something out of fear, insecurity, or laziness. They were just about to strap me in for the bungie jump, but I wimped out at the last second. Jeff had promised to help, but he wimped out of the project when he realized how much work it would entail. Sorry, guys, Janet's wimping out of the road trip. She says she isn't comfortable being away from home for that long.
See also: out, wimp
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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, something, wimp
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