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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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References in classic literature ?
The Sub-Warden rose with alacrity, and the two left the room together.
Bruno began feeling in his pockets, looking more and more melancholy as he did so: then he put his thumb in his mouth, and considered for a minute: then he quietly left the room.
She gave him a passionately angry glance, and hardly able to restrain her tears and maintain the artificial smile on her lips, she got up and left the room. All Nicholas' animation vanished.
He held out his hand to Monty and they left the room together.
Young File left the room, with a scrutinizing look for the two strangers and a suspicious frown for Screw.
The two strangers had been gradually lessening the distance between the doctor and themselves, ever since Screw had left the room. The last words were barely out of his mouth, before they both sprang upon him, and pinioned his arms with their hands.
I waited just long enough to see the baffled officers unbarring the window shutters for the purpose of giving the alarm, before I closed the peephole, and with a farewell look at the distorted face of my prostrate enemy, Screw, left the room.
In another moment, unless I say something to stop her, the woman whom I am so eager to see will have left the room.
At the first attempt I made to touch the personal question, she entreated me to spare her, and abruptly left the room. I am still ignorant whether I am to interpret the 'family misfortunes' which have set up this barrier between us, as meaning the misfortune for which her parents alone are to blame, or the misfortune of her having such a woman as Mrs.
Mary, without waiting for any further commands immediately left the room and quickly returned introducing the most beauteous and amiable Youth, I had ever beheld.
She gave her an answer which marked her contempt, and instantly left the room, resolving that, whatever might be the inconvenience or expense of so sudden a removal, her beloved Elinor should not be exposed another week to such insinuations.
"Bertuccio," said he, "give fifty-five thousand francs to monsieur." The steward left the room with a faltering step, and returned with a bundle of bank-notes, which the notary counted like a man who never gives a receipt for money until after he is sure it is all there.
The notary left the room backwards, and bowing down to the ground; it was the first time he had ever met a similar client.
Nastasia Philipovna looked surprised, and smiled, but evidently concealed something beneath her smile and with some confusion and a glance at Gania she left the room.
Then she turned again and left the room so quickly that no one could imagine what she had come back for.