短语 to duck out of something 意思就是避开什么东西或者避开做什么事情。
- Frank tried to duck out of going to the restaurant by pretending he was ill.
- She ducked out of her responsibilities and didn‘t attend the important meeting.
值得注意的是，如果有人形容你是 a sitting duck，意思就是你很容易受到攻击。
- The politician was a sitting duck because of his unpopular position on school reform.