pull out

Idioms & Phrases

pull out

  1. Leave, depart, as in The bus pulled out at noon. [Mid-1800s]

  2. Withdraw from an undertaking, as in After the crash many investors pulled out of the market. [Late 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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