take French leave

take French leave
take French leave
1. To depart without notice or permission
2. To disappear suspiciously
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Main Entry:French

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take French leave phrase
to take time away from your job without asking for permission
Thesaurus: time off from workhyponym
Main entry: French

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take French ˈleave idiom
(BrE) to leave work without asking permission first
Main entry:Frenchidiom

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  • take French leave — {v. phr.} To leave secretly; abscond. * /The party was so boring that we decided to take French leave./ * /While the Smith family was in Europe, the house sitter packed up all the silver and took French leave./ See: SLIP AWAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take French leave — {v. phr.} To leave secretly; abscond. * /The party was so boring that we decided to take French leave./ * /While the Smith family was in Europe, the house sitter packed up all the silver and took French leave./ See: SLIP AWAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ French\ leave — v. phr. To leave secretly; abscond. The party was so boring that we decided to take French leave. While the Smith family was in Europe, the house sitter packed up all the silver and took French leave. See: slip away …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take french leave — Depart informally, take leave unceremoniously …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • take French leave — verb a) To leave unannounced b) to desert. to go AWOL Syn: abscond, AWOL …   Wiktionary

  • take French leave — to take time away from your job without asking for permission …   English dictionary

  • french leave — To take French leave is to leave a gathering without saying goodbye or without permission …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • French leave — n. (obsol.) leaving without saying goodbye to take French leave * * * (obsol.) [ leaving without saying goodbye ] to take French leave (obsol.) [ leaving without saying goodbye ] to take French leave …   Combinatory dictionary

  • French leave —    If you leave an official or social event without notifying the person who invited you, you take French leave.     Is Bill coming back for the closing speech or has he taken French leave? …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • French leave —    unauthorized absence    Originally of a soldier, implying a propensity in French soldiers for desertion. Some civilian and figurative use:     We could still, if we wished, take French leave of Vietnam. (M. McCarthy, 1967) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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