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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Charlie was only nine when he and his mother were sent there after innumerable moonlight flits finally caught up with them.
After marrying they did plenty of moonlight flits in and around 'The Brook' as it was called, but eventually they settled down first in Studley Street and then in Alfred Street.
Those who do moonlight flits could also prove hard to track down.
The Lib-Dems favour a local income tax, something that could send families doing moonlight flits to low tax areas across town borders.
Power cuts, moonlight flits and stalkers are the order of the day in Emmerdale this Crimbo.
HUNDREDS of council tenants in Birmingham are doing moonlight flits to escape paying overdue rent.