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bail out

A popular term borrowed from aviation (e.g., a crew parachuting out of a striken aircraft) referring to any situation in which an operator or interventionist drops out or quits unexpectedly.
 
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Bailing out these banks will encourage them to continue gambling on taxpayers' livelihoods, while the comfortably rich will barely feel its sting.
The requirements he violated are "intended to stop board members from bailing out and leaving less informed stockholders holding an empty bag--which is exactly what he did," observes Ivins.