get out of (1)
Meaning: If you get out of doing something that you don't want to do, you find a way to avoid doing it, such as by making up an excuse.
- get out of sth My sister hates funerals, and she gets out of going to them by saying she's sick.
- get out of doing sth If I can get out of working on the weekend, I'll go camping with my friends.
I didn't want to go to the meeting, so I got out of it by