without a by your leave; without so much as a by your leave

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.

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