do a moonlight flit

do a moonlight flit

  (British informal)
to leave somewhere secretly at night, usually to avoid paying money that you owe We could always do a moonlight flit - that way we wouldn't have to explain about the money.
See also: flit, moonlight
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But as she pulls up in her flash new sports car on Friday and offers him the chance to do a moonlight flit with her, will Dennis be Thelma to Glo's Louise?
Some people may have been tempted to do a moonlight flit, and it remains to be seen what Sarah will find on this return visit.
The couple, whose sizzling affair has hooked 20 million viewers, will do a moonlight flit without telling a soul.