cut (one's) stick

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cut (one's) stick

To leave hastily or abruptly. Oh man, once I heard that dog barking, I cut my stick out of there! Did Amanda leave? Boy, she really cut her stick—she didn't even say goodbye to me!
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References in classic literature ?
But I was certainly one of the party when we came upon an old beggar-man cutting sticks, at whose feet the lion made a profound obeisance, Sylvie and Bruno at the same moment dismounting, and leaping in to the arms of their father.
The knife was used, not only for sharpening a lead graphite pencil (you see, only girls use a sharpener), but as the school was blessed with a vast woodland to its rear, we whittled away daily during the break time by cutting sticks and creating spears and catapults.