An example of a cop-out is when your boyfriend asks you on a date and you say you have to wash your hair.
Faced with the prospect of cooking for himself, his first thought was to cop out and order a pizza.
He had no ready solution, but continued to believe the ultimate solution she chose to these insurmountable obstacles was a cop-out.
That's a cop out.
codas at the end of pieces - so much better than the cop-out fade!
But on second thoughts it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies.
Engaged Buddhism would then become a cop-out for frustrated meditators, a kind of Buddhism Lite.