eat and run


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eat and run

To eat and then leave very soon after. I'm sorry to eat and run, but I have to catch the next train back to the city. Stella had to eat and run so I barely got to talk to her tonight.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

eat and run

Fig. to eat a meal or a snack quickly and then leave. Well, I hate to eat and run but I have to take care of some errands. I don't invite John to dinner anymore because he always has some excuse to eat and run.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

eat and run

Depart immediately after consuming a meal; also, leave in a hurry. For example, Sorry, but I'll have to eat and run or I'll miss the last train, or Jim runs a meeting so efficiently that in effect it's eat and run. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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