without a by your leave

without a by your leave
without (so much as) a by your leave
old-fashioned : without asking permission
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Main Entry:leave

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  • without a by your leave; without so much as a by your leave — without a ˌby your ˈleave; without so much as a ˌby your ˈleave idiom (old fashioned) without asking permission; rudely • He walked straight in, without so much as a by your leave. Main entry: ↑leaveidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • without so much as a by your leave — old fashioned phrase rudely, without asking permission She came in without so much as a by your leave and started telling us what to do. Thesaurus: impolite and rudesynonym Main entry: leave * * * without ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • without so much as a by-your-leave — old fashioned if you say that someone does something without so much as a by your leave, you mean you are angry because they did not ask your permission to do it. That s twice now he s just marched in here without so much as a by your leave and… …   New idioms dictionary

  • without so much as a by your leave — old fashioned rudely, without asking permission She came in without so much as a by your leave and started telling us what to do …   English dictionary

  • by-your-leave — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : a request for permission look over one s correspondence without so much as a by your leave Frances Towers * * * /buy yeuhr leev /, n. an apology for not having sought permission. [1910 15] * * * by your leave «BY yuhr LEEV,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • by-your-leave — noun Date: 1894 a request for permission < imposed…without so much as a by your leave J. L. Granatstein > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • a by-your-leave — Without (even) asking permission ● by …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave — leave1 [ liv ] (past tense and past participle left [ left ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 go away from place ▸ 2 go away permanently ▸ 3 stop working for someone etc. ▸ 4 put something somewhere ▸ 5 make something that remains ▸ 6 make someone feel/think ▸ 7… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • leave — leave1 W1S1 [li:v] v past tense and past participle left [left] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(go away)¦ 2¦(stop)¦ 3 leave somebody/something alone 4¦(let something/somebody stay)¦ 5¦(not change/move something)¦ 6¦(result of accident/illness/event)¦ 7 be left… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leave — 1 /li:v/ verb past tense and past participle left LEAVE A PLACE, VEHICLE 1 LEAVE (I, T) to go away from a place or a person: What time did you leave the office? | They were so noisy that the manager asked them to leave. (+ for): They re leaving… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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