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exit stage left

1. noun A timely and inconspicuous exit or departure, done so as not to make a scene or attract attention to oneself. An allusion to stage directions in theater, indicating when (and where) an actor should leave the stage from a scene. When the rally was interrupted by protesters, the senatorial candidate made a quick exit stage left to avoid undue media attention.
2. verb To leave in a timely and inconspicuous manner, so as not to make a scene or attract attention to oneself. (Sometimes used as an imperative.) The CEO decided to exit stage left from the company before his embezzlements became too noticeable. I suggest you exit stage left before I lose my temper.
See also: exit, left, stage

exit

(from something) (to something) to go out of something or some place to another. The children exited from the school to the parking lot when the fire alarm rang. We exited to the main street from the parking lot.
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For instance, as the client is in the Exiting status, is she having problems with making the transition, with stress, or with grieving for her lost role as a homemaker?
After exiting his vehicle, the deputy drew his gun and approached the passenger side of the first vehicle.
In this press release, these statements include, without limitation, statements relating to: the anticipated closing of the transaction; the amount of expected net proceeds and the use of proceeds to repay debt; the costs associated with exiting the business and the amount of the associated charge; the expectation that XGS will be profitable in future periods excluding the effects of the charge and exit costs; and the expectation that the transaction will be favorable for the Company.
MedBuy(TM) not only maximizes the value of the enterprise to the retiring or exiting healthcare provider but it also provides several corporate watchdogs that act on behalf of that physician to oversee the initial and ongoing financial welfare of the transaction.
These endeavors proved to be short-lived and generally unsuccessful, with the company returning its focus to its core broker market property catastrophe and risk excess business in recent years, exiting the other businesses.
Christopher Munday, CEO and President, commented, "In addition to being a good decision financially, the sale of the Duck Head(R) brand and exiting the retail outlet store business will free up valuable resources and allow us to focus on our core business.
Reg Greenslade, President and CEO of Enterra, stated, "At the beginning of last year, we set an aggressive goal of exiting 2002 with a production rate of 5,000 boe/day.
While it may be a prudent move from an overall corporate objective standpoint, from a credit perspective Fitch believes that - due to challenges associated with the redeployment of the proceeds - exiting the closed block is generally not beneficial to an insurance organization's ratings.
Bentley Communications Corporation (OTCBB:BTLY) announced today that it is considering exiting the Depository Trust and Clearing (DTC) and Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS) systems and moving to "custody-only" trading, in order to combat suspected short selling.
IR Security & Safety's Electronic Access Control Division (EACD) today introduced a new Locknetics' request-to-exit (REX) bar that provides increased convenience and reliability when exiting a door featuring electromagnetic locks.
NYSE: ILA) announced today that it is exiting the wholesale energy marketing and trading business operated by its Aquila Merchant Services subsidiary by the end of the third quarter.
com, the Web's leading resource for unbiased automotive information, to offer consumers greater flexibility when entering or exiting vehicle leases.