bail out (1)
Meaning: to help out someone or something that's in serious trouble, especially financial trouble.
- bail out sb/sth The government had to bail out many banks and financial institutions in the 2008 financial crisis.
- bail sb/sth out Why do we have to bail them out with taxpayer's money? Why not just let them go bankrupt?
bail out (1): company, bank, lenders, borrowers, creditors