This page is about the phrasal verb bow out
to resign from a job, or to end a career, usually after a long time
- bow out After being captain for many years, Paul bowed out so that a younger member of the team could take over.
- bow out Some politicians don't seem to know when it's time to bow out, and they cling to power for too long.
After leading the Labor Party for twelve years, Bob bowed out because he
Contributor: Matt Errey