The Lehman Brothers bankruptcy has led to an unwelcome tendency to bail out all banks.
As our government bails out the banks, our entertainment culture will likely bail out A-Rod.
Unsaid: "We will bail out your banks if they get into trouble."
At the moment, we can get the Texans to bail out the Californians, but that's because they're all part of the same country.
Knight offered to post $1.4 million to bail out Tupac pending an appeal.
In the mean time the canoe sprung a leak, and we found it impossible to bail out the water as fast as it came in.
It required constant exertion on the part of Father Hennepin to bail out the water with a small birch cup, as fast as it ran in.
I had had the rudder, but now started to bail out with small tins.
The present question is, Shall we bail out young Scarlett, or not?
It was on my mind the whole mission that if anything happened I would have to land the plane and not bail out.
"bond money," late 15c., a sense that apparently developed from that of "temporary release from jail" (into the custody of another, who gives security), recorded from early 15c. That evolved from earlier meaning "captivity, custody" (early 14c.). From Old French baillier "to control, to guard, deliver" (12c.), from Latin bajulare "to bear a burden," from bajulus "porter," of unknown origin. In late 18c. criminal slang, to give leg bail meant "to run away."
"horizontal piece of wood in a cricket wicket," c.1742, originally "any cross bar" (1570s), probably identical with Middle French bail "horizontal piece of wood affixed on two stakes," and with English bail "palisade wall, outer wall of a castle" (see bailey).
"to dip water out of," 1610s, from baile (n.) "small wooden bucket" (mid-14c.), from nautical Old French baille "bucket, pail," from Medieval Latin *bajula (aquae), literally "porter of water," from Latin bajulare "to bear a burden" (see bail (n.1)). To bail out "leave suddenly" (intransitive) is recorded from 1930, originally of airplane pilots. Related: Bailed; bailing.
"to procure someone's release from prison" (by posting bail), 1580s, from bail (n.1); usually with out. Related: Bailed; bailing.
To abandon an effort, project, relationship, etc, in order to minimize losses: She has bailed out of doing more projects at this time
[1940s+; fr the 1920s aviation use, ''to parachute from an aircraft'']