exit stage right

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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
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