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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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com/greys-anatomy-season-13-spoilers-alex-must-deal-consequences-being-charged-assault-2424303) nearly killing a co-worker, Jo (Camilla Luddington) is skipping town and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) is ending her marriage to Owen (Kevin McKidd).
If that weren't enough, Charlotte and Emma's father, Bucky (Alan Arkin), is heartbroken when he learns that his favorite diner waitress, Ruby (Amanda Seyfried), is intent on skipping town.
But the segment goes too far in its singleminded blaming of Israel and the occupation for the stream of Christians skipping town.
Skipping town, Jack heads west, where, following the conclusion of his adventure with Rapunzel, the two of them head back east for civilisation and a chance for Jack to tell his mother that he has made good after all.
Skip Tracing" is a phrase that has been part of the credit collector's lexicon for as long as debtors have been skipping town and, simultaneously, skipping payment.
IN CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS, WHICH JUMP-STARTED the holiday movie season this year, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen play a couple of empty nesters trying to opt out of the clutter and expense of Christmas by skipping town on a cruise.
Eugene bar patrons are skipping town for Springfield rather than abiding by the Eugene City Council's indoor smoking ban.
Delia takes this cataclysm as a sign to head back to her Cayro, Georgia home and face up to the fact that she abandoned her two older daughters, now teenagers, when they were tiny, skipping town on a tour bus to escape her marriage to the girls' cruel prick of a daddy.
They would slip quietly into town and beat up on the Tennessee-bound Houston Oilers in front of the few Oilers fans who weren't angered the team was skipping town.
Of course, the thing about this Israeli demographic crisisthe prospect of secular Israeli Jews skipping town in the face of increased ultra-Orthodox prominenceis that it will either see an increasing alliance between religious Israeli Jews and religious Israeli Arabs and Palestinians, and/or intensify the other Israeli demographic crisisthe prospect of Arabs outnumbering Jews.
Polly Egerton and Joe Thompson; SKIPPING TOWN Lyndsey Cavanagh; NASTY HABIT Kate Stephens with Blasphemy Box
Said scenario plays out in opening scene, with Mary Jo and Ava skipping town for Missouri, and then San Diego.