rat out

rat out
rat out
Sl. to quit; to fink out (on someone or something). •

It's too late to rat out.

He tried to rat out at the last minute.

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or[rat out on] {v. phr.}, {slang} To desert; to leave at a critical time. * /Joe ratted out on Sue when she was seven months pregnant./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • rat out — or[rat out on] {v. phr.}, {slang} To desert; to leave at a critical time. * /Joe ratted out on Sue when she was seven months pregnant./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rat\ out — • rat out • rat out on v. phr. slang To desert; to leave at a critical time. Joe ratted out on Sue when she was seven months pregnant …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rat\ out\ on — • rat out • rat out on v. phr. slang To desert; to leave at a critical time. Joe ratted out on Sue when she was seven months pregnant …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rat out — in. to quit; to fink out (on someone or something). □ It’s too late to rat out. □ He tried to rat out at the last minute …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rat out — vb to abandon, betray, cravenly withdraw. An Americanism which is also heard in Australia and, to a lesser extent, in Brit ain. Usages involving the rat compo nents have been in vogue since the 1980s. She ratted out at the last minute. They… …   Contemporary slang

  • rat out on — desert or betray someone, leave at a critical time His friend ratted out on him when he refused to support him in his fight with the neighborhood bully …   Idioms and examples

  • rat — rat1 [ræt] n [: Old English; Origin: rAt] 1.) an animal that looks like a large mouse with a long tail 2.) spoken someone who has been disloyal to you or deceived you ▪ But you promised to help us, you rat! 3.) look like a drowned rat to look… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rat on — (informal) 1 we don t rat on our friends: INFORM ON, betray, be unfaithful to, stab in the back; informal tell on, sell down the river, blow the whistle on, squeal on, stitch up, peach on, do the dirty on; Brit. informal grass on …   Useful english dictionary

  • rat on — See: BLOW THE WHISTLE, RAT OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rat on — See: BLOW THE WHISTLE, RAT OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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