make a break for it
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make a break for (someone or something)
1. To start running toward a place or person. As soon as I opened the door, my cat made a break for it and ran out into the yard. When they let us in the store, let's make a break for the sale rack before everyone else gets there.
2. To suddenly decide to pursue an opportunity. Tired of working for his boss, Jake made a break for it and started his own business.