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Word Watch: The Varied Meaning Of 'Bailouts'

March 12, 2015

When we talk about "bailouts" of banks, does "bail" refer to bailing out a boat with a bucket, or to jumping out of a crippled plane? And what about "bailing" someone out of jail? Are these "bails" related? — Chris Ryan, New York City

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