wuss out (of something)

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wuss 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 wussed out at the last second. Jeff had promised to help, but he wussed out of the project when he realized how much work it would entail. Sorry, guys, Janet's wussing out of the road trip. She says she isn't comfortable being away from home for that long.
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wuss out

v. Slang
To withdraw from a commitment or course of action because of cowardice or insecurity: I was going to go into the haunted house, but then I wussed out and stayed in the car.
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On her left wrist, she's got four tiny straight lines, which might be a nod to punk band Black Flag's logo, or equally, maybe she got started on a bigger tattoo and wussed out because it hurt too much.
But we wussed out, we didn't want to make him feel awkward - he's only 12 after all.
Bez called an all-night drinking session - but his housemates wussed out and he was left to party alone in the wee small hours.
Bez called an all--night drinking session - but his housemates wussed out and he was left alone in the early hours yesterday.