Get out of (doing something)

Do you know the English expression “to get out of (doing something)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Joyce: How did you get out of cleaning the office yesterday?

Gary: I told the boss I had a bad back and couldn’t do anything physical.

Does it mean:

a) avoid (doing something)

b) stop (doing something)

c) try not to (do something)

d) tell someone to (do something)

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) avoid (doing something)