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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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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.
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References in classic literature ?
After a while, the maid appeared, with her pail in her hand, leaving the room by way of the dressing-room and the back stairs.
Before leaving the room again she acted on Lady Montbarry's advice, and tried the key in the lock of the dressing-room door.
On July 18, Ms Stevens went out for a cigarette at 10.45pm but didn't tell staff she was leaving the room as she "didn't want to hassle them".
The Argentinian stated that he made 'some irrelevant related aircons [sic] comments' as he was leaving the room, which turned out to be a big mistake, because Heussaff heard everything he said.
"None of the CCTV was able to pick up Megan leaving the room and there is no other reliable evidence of her ever being seen alive again."
He said he saw four pictures taken before leaving the room, and the only time he saw any of the pictures was some days later when Rodgers allegedly sent him a copy of the GB picture.
The survey shows business travelers have begun do some green practices routinely: nearly seven of 10 business travelers (69 percent) say they always turn off the lights and one out of three (31 percent) always adjusts the heat/air conditioner when leaving the room.
Once you have mastered getting him off to sleep before leaving the room then try leaving whilst he is awake.
Smoke can linger for up to two-and-a-half hours, so opening a window or leaving the room doesn't count.
One of the Chinese characters is instructed to leave the room occasionally, and I had to advise the students playing that role to type (in parenthesis) the words "I am leaving the room" during the on-line negotiations.
Leaving the room with a worried expression on his face,it begs the question as to whether he thinks his views may have cost him the pounds 70,000 prize.
Given that Ian's company, Hills, have now bought Sunderland, we could hardly have a situation of the chairman leaving the room!"
Space heaters should always be turned off when leaving the room or going to sleep.
The victim waited 20 minutes before leaving the room and discovering the theft.
Wending his way through the crowd leaving the room, he said the deal wouldn't make sense for him once the price went over $13 million because he likes to build.