moonlight flit


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moonlight flit

A hasty nighttime departure, typically done to avoid paying money that one owes. Primarily heard in UK. I can't afford the rent this month, so we need to make a moonlight flit!
See also: flit, moonlight
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But when we spoke to the next door neighbours, they said my mum had done a moonlight flit and left without paying the rent.
Some men might be able to completely turn their backs on their family and more or less do a moonlight flit but, for all your faults, you aren't one of them.
It was suddenly time to vamp up the black cat-suit moonlight flit with my new pink Dior shades.
KBR Caledonia should be ashamed of the moonlight flit that they are planning for the Easter Ross plant.
Young, 21, rode his first winner just three days ago, when Moonlight Flit scored for his new boss, Les Eyre, at Southwell.
MY husband took out loans I knew nothing about - but he didn't commit suicide, he just did a moonlight flit and left me to sort everything out.
That is, until her dysfunctional family does a moonlight flit and Vince finds a rain-sodden note left at the caravan door, which has become illegible.
He has long since done a moonlight flit after the break-up of his marriage brought on by his affair with Sheryl.
FOUR prisoners taken on a camping trip to help prepare them for life on the outside did a moonlight flit.
When you're eight points adrift at the bottom of the League, with rumours sweeping the town the board want to do a moonlight flit to Scotland with the club, why not celebrate at every opportunity?
As usual, he left a trail of devastation, debts and broken promises and eventually did a moonlight flit in July after the letting agents began eviction proceedings for rent arrears.
nLes Eyre began Lincoln week with a sparkling return to form when completing an 18-1 double with Moonlight Flit and Breakin Even-his first winners in five weeks, writes Will O'Hanlon.
Not all customers who refuse to pay by direct debit are planning to do a moonlight flit and it is both unsound and unjust to characterise them in this way.