shoot through

shoot through
shoot through (informal; esp Aust)
To go, depart in haste
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Main Entry:shoot

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ˌshoot ˈthrough [intransitive] [he/she/it shoots through present participle shooting through past tense shot through past participle shot through] australian informal phrasal verb
to leave a place, usually suddenly
Thesaurus: to leave a place or person quickly or suddenlysynonym
Main entry: shoot

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Austral./NZ, informal leave, typically to escape from or avoid someone or something

me wife's shot through and I can't pay the rent

Origin:
1940s: from shoot through like a Bondi tram (Bondi being the name of a Sydney suburb)

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ˌshoot ˈthrough derived
(AustralE, NZE, informal) to leave, especially in order to avoid sb/sth

I was only five when my Dad shot through.

Main entry:shootderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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