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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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In addition, Baring's Latin America team, Baring Latin America Partners, also completed three successful exits from companies held by the South America Private Equity Growth Fund - which Baring has advised since December 2001.
There are no signs telling those people on level 1 which way to exit ?
Leonetti is an experienced exit planning strategist and former financial advisor, and his practical experience shows throughout the book.
Exit planning (including a buy-sell-transfer agreement) is critical for you earlier than later because an exit plan better prepares you (the business owner) for the inevitable transition of your business- whether it's expected (intended), unexpected or the result of undesirable circumstances that can and do arise.
They found that the blockage improved the exit rate by an extra seven people per minute - from 2.
Many of the most vocal critics of the memorial are various factions of victims' families who don't take issue with just the number of entrances and exits, but with the memorial's design altogether.
Even the few owners who have attempted to plan for their exit find their efforts usually fall far short of a comprehensive exit plan.
The two exit holes from the pipe were marked with different patterns.
If part of what wandering is about is seeking stimulation that is meaningful to the individual, as some researchers believe, then it's good to stage activities, away from exits, that will attract and hold residents' attention--such as the smell of baking bread or the sound of period music.
Patrons will be directed to exit parking via a newly constructed helix and through a new route to the cashier/exit plaza.
Photoluminescent EXIT signs are approved for fire exits under most modern building and fire codes and have been used to meet the safety requirements of the New York City Local Law 26.
Why is it that cars that park on this level just exit from your right, rather than go up a floor and exit safely as they are supposed to do?
There is now a law (LL26 RS 6-1) calling for photo luminescent exit path markings and directional signs (installation deadline is July 1, 2006).
Twice a year, firefighters encourage residents to practice conducting a fire exit drill in their home with all family members.
Placing narrow columns in asymmetric positions in front of exits could reduce the dangerous pressure build-up in a frightened mob and prevent it from jamming the exits, suggest authors Dirk Helbing of Dresden University of Technology and Illes Farkas and Tamas Vicsek of Eotvos University in Budapest.