Today's Word of the Day means...
To withdraw from or evade, esp a promise or obligation, in a sneaky, underhanded way: I coulda cut them loose, coulda made some excuse, even coulda weaseled out (1956+)
: Little Joe turned weaselverb
[the first verb sense is said to be based on the weasel's habit of sucking the meat or substance from an egg, leaving only the shell; the other senses reflect the more general nasty reputation of the weasel, which has meant ''contemptible person'' since at least the 1500s]
(Heb. holedh), enumerated among unclean animals (Lev. 11:29). Some think that this Hebrew word rather denotes the mole (Spalax typhlus) common in Palestine. There is no sufficient reason, however, to depart from the usual translation. The weasel tribe are common also in Palestine.