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exit stage left

An allusion to stage directions in theater, indicating when (and where) an actor should leave the stage from a scene.
1. noun A timely and inconspicuous exit or departure, done so as not to make a scene or attract attention to oneself. 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 stage right

An allusion to stage directions in theater, indicating when (and where) an actor should leave the stage from a scene.
1. noun A timely and inconspicuous exit or departure, done so as not to make a scene or attract attention to oneself. When the rally was interrupted by protesters, the senatorial candidate made a quick exit stage right to avoid undue media attention.
2. verb To leave in such a manner. Sometimes used as an imperative or exclamation. The CEO decided to exit stage right from the company before his embezzlements became too noticeable. I suggest you exit stage right before I lose my temper.
See also: exit, right, stage

head for the (nearest) exit

1. To depart from some place very hastily, as if fleeing. I'm nervous about taking my new girlfriend to dinner with my parents. If my dad starts telling his stupid jokes, I'm afraid she'll be heading for the nearest exit.
2. To depart or disengage from some situation, arrangement, obligation, etc. All the controversy surrounding the company has prompted many of its financial partners to head for the exit.
See also: exit, for, head

make a grand exit

To depart from some place or situation in a very dramatic, ostentatious, or conspicuous manner. I do want to make a grand exit from our wedding reception, but the thought of releasing doves and having them flying around us just freaks me out. The athlete made a grand exit in the final game of her career, scoring a record seven goals with an incredible 23 shots on goal.
See also: exit, grand, make

make an/(one's) exit

1. To depart from some place. A: "This party's pretty dull, isn't it?" B: "Sure is. Let's stay a little bit longer, just to be polite, and then we can make our exit." I tried making a subtle exit, but I tripped on a box near the door and ended up getting the attention of the entire office.
2. To depart from some group, market, platform, etc. The company signaled that it would be making an exit from the television industry, pivoting to a focus on online media. With the passage of this final piece of legislation, the country has officially made its exit from the political bloc.
See also: an, exit, make

run for the (nearest) exit(s)

1. To depart or seek to escape from some place very hastily, as if fleeing. I'm nervous about taking my new girlfriend to dinner with my parents. If my dad starts telling his stupid jokes, I'm afraid she'll want to run for the nearest exit. If we sound as bad as our sound check, people will run for the exits after the first few notes!
2. To depart or disengage from some situation, arrangement, obligation, etc. All the controversy surrounding the company has sent many of its financial partners running for the nearest exits.
See also: for, run
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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