French leave

noun
1.
a departure without ceremony, permission, or notice:
"Taking French leave, he evaded his creditors."
Origin
1765–75
British Dictionary definitions for French leave
French leave
 
n
an unauthorized or unannounced absence or departure
 
[C18: alluding to a custom in France of leaving without saying goodbye to one's host or hostess]

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French leave

noun phrase

Departure without notice or permission, esp going AWOL from a military post (1771+)


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Tile value for French

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