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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.
See also: skip, town
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After a wild party for his friend Lazarus, Jesus locks him in a cave for days and skips town.
For example, if you and your partner sign a five-year lease for expensive office space, what happens if your partner skips town? Are you aware that without a specific agreement, you may wind up in business with your partner's spouse if your partner dies?
Long story short, Lyle Lanley sells Springfield a faulty monorail and skips town with the profits.
After his season sours, the 19-year-old skips town to avoid the inevitable.
Perez said while it has never happened to Aspire, the biggest risk involved with taxicab medallion lending is if the owner skips town and cannot be located.
And every year, when Himself skips town, I dive head-first into a project of major proportions.
Reedy Dennis Hopper Danni Deborra-Lee Furness A dysfunctional family gets a therapeutic reshuffling via abandonment, unemployment, abuse and murder in "Sleepwalking," which traces the fallout when a barely functional uncle assumes responsibility for his 11-year-old niece after her mother skips town. Bleakly striking visuals and a name cast (Nick Stahl, Dennis Hopper, Woody Harrelson and producer Charlize Theron) ratchet up the emotional intensity, but the overly simplistic script by Zac Stanford ("The Chumscrubber") hits nothing but high notes, making the whole dramatically less than the sum of its parts.
NEIGHBOURS: Riley skips town, but Elle (left) convinces him to return.
And if you've already paid the third party, you could end up paying the freight charges twice--particularly if the third party skips town or goes belly up.
The experience is passionate and life-altering, but she buries it deep inside herself when her husband finds out and her lover skips town. Angela's film career ends when she becomes pregnant, though the reason the father (a fellow actor) leaves her has as much to do with the baby as it does with his discovery of her lesbian relationship.
When Scott, James's son and corporate heir apparent, skips town, suspicion of the crime falls on him, and Thane gets the top spot he most desires.
Daddy is also gone and young John, unable to tope with his icy grandmother's empty existence and melancholic life, skips town at 15.
Her plan backfires as her boyfriend skips town and falls in love with someone else.