Society, Law & Politics - Leaving or Escaping

Discover how English idioms like "the bird has flown" and "do a moonlight flit" relate to leaving or escaping in English.







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English idioms related to Society, Law & Politics
to take to one's heels

to begin to leave somewhere by running fast

the bird has flown

said to mean that a person that one looks for has fled or left


(of a soldier) having left one's military duty without being permitted to do so

to go south

to depart or leave a place, often with the intention of avoiding a difficult or uncomfortable situation

on the run

moving from one place to another in an attempt to not get caught or arrested

to go to ground

to suddenly disappear from sight, particularly in order to hide from someone

to give sb the slip

to escape in order to not get caught or not to be with someone

to bust a move

to leave somewhere, often hastily

to make a move

to start to leave a place to get to somewhere else

in the wind

running away in an attempt not to get caught

into thin air

used to refer to a someone or something that suddenly disappears, particularly in a way that is mysterious or suspicious

disappearing act

an instance of someone becoming impossible to find, particularly when they are needed, wanted, or in a difficult or unpleasant situation

to do a moonlight flit

to leave a place secretly and as fast as one can, particularly in order to avoid paying one's debts

hit and run

an accident in which the driver who is responsible for the accident runs away instead of stopping to help

to go over the wall

to manage to escape from a prison

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