make yourself scarce

make (oneself) scarce

To leave, hide, or make oneself less visible, typically to avoid something. Lisa's fuming about your text message, so you better make yourself scarce until she calms down. Why is it that when there are chores to do, the kids somehow know to make themselves scarce?
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make yourself scarce

surreptitiously disappear; keep out of the way. informal
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ˌmake yourself ˈscarce

(informal) leave the place you are in in order to avoid an embarrassing or difficult situation: I could see they wanted to be alone, so I made myself scarce.
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You could make yourself scarce by taking up a hobby, a college course or doing voluntary work.
Maybe even make yourself scarce some of the time so they don't feel in competition with you.
It might help to minimise your distress if you make yourself scarce when he's around, or perhaps he could see them on neutral territory occasionally?