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be off like a prom dress (in May)

humorous To leave or depart very quickly or suddenly. Likened crassly to the stereotypical quickness or eagerness with which American high school students have sex after the prom. Primarily heard in US. I'll have just one more drink, but I've got to be off like a prom dress after that. Jared was off like a prom dress in May once his ex-girlfriend showed up to the party.
See also: dress, like, off, prom

off like a prom dress (in May)

A humorous phrase said of a quick or sudden departure. Likened crassly to the stereotypical quickness or eagerness with which American high school students have sex after the prom. Primarily heard in US. I'll have just one more drink, but I've got to be off like a prom dress after that. Jared was off like a prom dress in May once his ex-girlfriend showed up to the party.
See also: dress, like, off, prom
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1980s: Hollywood goes gaga for prom flicks, with Valley Girl (1983), Footloose (1984), Back to the Future (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986).
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"After Royal Northern Sinfonia playing several past orchestral Proms, we're thrilled that the virtuoso quality of our musicians is recognised this year by a chamber Prom, while for our young Quay Voices to sing two concerts with the peerless Vienna Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle will be an unforgettably exciting experience for them.
He was confident that progress would be made with the council and that private sponsors might support the Welsh Proms, now that the economy was improving.
The success of the first library prom led me to make it an annual event, and it's one the teens ask for every year.
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As a member of the prom committee (yes they have a prom committee!), Sharp and others want to ensure a message of inclusion and openness is heard by members and allies of the LGBT community.
WORCESTER - Like beautiful flowers waiting to be picked, prom dresses of every color and design greeted young women yesterday as they entered Carrington Hall for the second annual No Girl Left Behind Prom Dress Drive.
Popular at first, gradually raising the standard until I have created a public for classical and modern music." The Proms' popularity grew as the duo went about introducing audiences to an ever wider range of music and presenting an enterprising mixture of the familiar and adventurous, programming in new works each season.
Proms Cymru 25 (S4C, 6.15pm) Mae Proms Cymru yn dathlu ei bumed tymor ar hugain eleni.
BIG-MONEY PROMS may be going the way of big-hair bands--at least during this recession-hit spring.
The BBC, which organises and supports the Proms, is touting it as "an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza".
Under pressure from gay rights groups and the parents and friends of gay and lesbian students, high schools across the country are opening their proms to same-sex student couples.
There is also a chapter in Singapore, where spring dances are held instead of proms.