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skip town

To leave town secretly and/or hastily. You can't just skip town every time you end a relationship. I think Adam skipped town—no one has seen or heard from him in weeks.
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Boris Johnson, in contrast, literally skipped town to avoid voting one way or another when it went before parliament.
Post-recession, small business owners have skipped town, leaving unsettled loans worth hundreds of millions.
Many must have skipped town because the roads of the metropolis were thankfully traffic-free.
She packed her things, left a note and her engagement ring behind for Nick, and initially skipped town with both Connor and Christian.
Gemma (Suranne Jones) moved out, texted Simon (Bertie Carvel) a picture of the 'for sale' sign, with the message "You win", and skipped town with son Tom (Tom Taylor).
Gemma (Suranne Jones) moved out, texted Simon (Bertie Carvel) a picture of the for sale sign, with the message "You win", and skipped town with son Tom (Tom Taylor).
And the mayor's unholy alliance with religious cults manifested itself when he gifted a relief organization called Isaiah 61 a whopping $500,000 of your money to convert an abandoned fire hall on Highland Avenue into a new clubhouse--without bothering to tell the Council that the executive director had just skipped town and their programs have ground to a halt.
He might have thought he'd left it all behind when he first skipped town, but nobody really just walks away."
The invoice, from Geneva-based Golden Limousine Services and addressed to the Saudi mission there, says the princess skipped town after failing to pay any of the 1.5 million Swiss francs ($1.4 million at the time) owed to the company and her hotel.
It was apt that Llambias skipped town just hours before King landed at Glasgow Airport and the departing chief executive left demanding King showed the colour of his money and the name of his Nomad.
NEW YORK -- A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said Monday.
Mison, who met with Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, told reporters that they were still verifying the indictees who may have skipped town.
The original contractor he hired, Jim Norris with Little Rock's Sphere Building Services, didn't do much work and skipped town with $31,000 of Davidson's money, he said.
Where can grocery stores turn to replace loyal customers who have skipped town?
When he skipped town, Ford was in possession of several motorcycles belonging to Henry, a ruthless drug dealer and leader of the Hellions biker gang.