way out

.way 'out
plural ways out
1.) BrE a door or passage through which you leave a building
= ↑exit
2.) a way to escape a difficult or bad situation
He was in a dilemma, and could see no way out.
3.) on the/your way out
a) if you do something on the way out, you do it as you leave a place
Pick up your mail on the way out.
b) soon to be replaced by someone or something else
The old type of passport is on its way out.
take the easy way out ateasy1 (6)
way out atway1 (3)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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