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walk away from

Slang definitions & phrases for walk away from

walk all over someone

verb phrase

To intimidate and maltreat someone

[1890s+ College students; based on mid-1800s walk over]

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Idioms and Phrases with walk away from

walk away from

Survive an accident with little injury, as in They were lucky to walk away from that collision. [ Second half of 1900s ]
Refuse to deal with or become involved, abandon, as in No parent finds it easy to walk away from a child in trouble. [ Second half of 1900s ]
Also see: walk over
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