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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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Feast on a hearty meal or pick up a snack at Last Exit Mad X and prepare for a post-apocalyptic world surrounded by war rigs, monster trucks and abandoned cars - not to mention some great food trucks serving gourmet street food around the clock.
Off the back of recent activity with Amazon's acquisition of Souq and Payfort, Alabbar's acquisition of JadoPado and Namshi as well as Delivery Hero's acquisition of Carriage, MAGNiTT looks to review and dispel a few myths around exits in the MENA region.
Internal Exit Paths: family transfer, management buy-out, employee stock ownership plan.
To obtain exit permits for Qatari minors, application forms available on the MoI website shall be filled and signed by the guardian and submitted along with original Qatari ID of the guardian and original passport of the minor.
Last year's big device exits were concentrated on both ends of the M&A "barbell"--one side balancing faster-to-exit deals (roughly five years from the first institutional investment) with less than $30 million in venture money; against the slower-to-exit M&As (longer than a decade) with more than $60 million in capital.
Nick Gillott, Director in Ernst & Young's M&A team in Birmingham, says there has been a thawing in the market and an upturn in the number of exits achieved.
Daichi Yanagisawa at the University of Tokyo, Japan, who led the research team, explained that the pillar creates a relatively uncrowded area where it's needed most - just in front of the exit.
Exit at a time of your choosing, when the business is doing well and the market conditions are advantageous.
Proponents of exit exam policies say too many students simply get credit for "seat time," graduating without basic literacy and numeracy skills.
We examine the exit destinations of DSP recipients who leave the program in a given period (an exit cohort), and also examine the exit destinations of recipients who enter the program in a given period (an entry cohort) to investigate how exit outcomes vary with duration on DSP.
Most of the United States' 100 million electrically powered exit signs use between 2 and 40 watts of power, and contain batteries and circuit boards that are now recognized as hazardous universal wastes by the Washington, D.
LANCASTER -- Scores of Antelope Valley Union High School District students taking the high school English exit exam improved over the year before, results released Tuesday show.
State High School Exit Exams series: A Baseline Report (August 2002), Put to the Test (August 2003), A Maturing Reform (August 2004)
is objecting to Northwest Airlines' new Coach Choice scheme, which allows passengers to pay $15 to reserve selected exit row or aisle seats.