moonlight flit


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moonlight flit

A hasty nighttime departure, typically done to avoid paying money that one owes. Primarily heard in UK. I can't afford the rent this month, so we need to make a moonlight flit!
See also: flit, moonlight
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It won't be easy, but you also need to think hard about your escape plan, even your moonlight flit, however much you thereby confirm his worst fears.
If they couldn't pay their arrears he'd send along the bailiffs, but as often as not they'd already done a moonlight flit.
But both the family and Welsh police believe the Spanish police did not take their disappearance seriously enough, apparently in the belief they had done some kind of moonlight flit.
THE widow of murdered crime boss The General has fled her UK home "in a moonlight flit", according to her neighbours.
Their last confirmed sighting was when they did a moonlight flit two months ago from rented accommodation in Morecambe, Lancashire.
# MOONLIGHT FLIT Toploader play; Newport Centre next Saturday.
Les Eyre's Moonlight Flit, who won over course and distance last time, can complete a double in the France Fillies' Handicap (3.15), and another with a chance at Southwell is the David Nicholls-trained Typhoon Eight in the Germany Apprentice Handicap (4.45).
Some people do a moonlight flit and leave pets behind."at dailypost.or tweet @dailypostwales " He believes that cost is one reason for the sharp increase.
Let the authorities impose all this then let's see how many want to stay, or will they do a moonlight flit and practice their human rights exercise somewhere else to get something for nothing.
Some people may have been tempted to do a moonlight flit, and it remains to be seen what Sarah will find on this return visit.
Meanwhile, Steve and Becky are planning a moonlight flit, realising it's the only way they'll ever be free of Kylie and Tracy.
"I took a particularly upsetting call the other day from a woman living on an estate in Huddersfield whose neighbours had done a moonlight flit, leaving unpaid bills and their cat behind them.
Some men might be able to completely turn their backs on their family and more or less do a moonlight flit but, for all your faults, you aren't one of them.
Despite that, and even though Zopa is regulated by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and Financial Services Authority (FSA), it received a lukewarm welcome - amid fears debt collection agencies might be busy if many borrowers did a "moonlight flit".