bail out on



to bail out on ‎(phrasal verb)

  1. To abandon, or stop supporting someone or something.
    • 2004 December 11, Faisal al Yafai, Owen Bowcott and Michael White, “Meet the DUP's new MP ... for Basingstoke”[1], The Guardian, page Politics:
      But he's just kind of jumped ship. He's bailed out on Basingstoke as a town without even warning us.

Usage notesEdit

  • The verb and particles are inseparable.