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leave the room

To excuse oneself from present company, typically temporarily. Kids, would you leave the room for a moment? I need to speak with your mother. She checked her phone and then suddenly left the room.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leave the room

 
1. to go out of the room. DI had to leave the room to get drinks for everyone.
2. Euph. to leave to go to the toilet. I have to leave the room. I'll be back in a minute.
See also: leave, room
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Before he leaves the room, silent Peter goes to the window, and asks in fewest possible words if he shall draw the curtains.
Why is it, Dorian, that a man like the Duke of Berwick leaves the room of a club when you enter it?
"I keep a diary of my life from day to day, and it never leaves the room in which it is written.
Sometimes good ideas on how to overcome the obstacles are presented, but they are often left for dead when everyone leaves the room. We, the North American metalcasting industry, are at the point that we can't let any ideas die.
Coun Anderson now leaves the room when wind farms are discussed.
ROCKER RICHIE SAMBORA has such an intense dislike for seeing his wife Heather Locklear get passionate with other men on screen, he always leaves the room.
"So now he leaves the room during a passionate scene.
He's my best friend, my lover, and I miss him whenever he leaves the room. I do.
He looks at me, laughs, and leaves the room as if the possibility were so remote as to render my words silly.
As soon as the doctor leaves the room, the pressure eases.
Before the dog and its handler enter the lineup room, the person who places the pipes on the floor leaves the room, removing the glass containers.
He leaves the room; when he returns, his partner kills him.