slink off

slink off

To leave or retreat in a quiet, sneaky, inconspicuous, or furtive manner. The would-be burglar slunk off after tripping the alarm. I knew the teacher wanted to lecture me about the poor results on my test, so I made a plan to slink off as soon as the bell rang. No matter who I'm rooting for, it always breaks my heart to watch the losing team slink off the field at the end of the game.
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slink off

to creep away furtively. Carl was embarrassed and tried to slink off, but the ushers spotted him. The boys slunk off from the picnic and smoked some cigarettes.
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Where dogs would howl to lie, women, and men, and boys slink off to sleep, forcing the dislodged rats to move away in quest of better lodgings.
In the afternoon, even then, when Sunday was sacrosanct, Carwyn would slink off to coach rugby.
However, it seems unlikely he'd actually be able to put a stop to the wedding, but even if he is somehow successful, Leo isn't likely to slink off without still trying to cause trouble for the two men.
Darren Me Ellis said: "I will do what I did last year - tip the postie in front of the binmen and when they ask where's theirs I will say exactly the same, 'I haven't had to call and complain about my postal service.' They soon slink off, tails between legs."
I was delighted when the chair banged the hammer to end the day and put me out of my misery, letting me slink off into the background.
At which point I thought I'd slink off home and try rubbing two sticks together to see if it made fire.
Will there be secret viewings in the depths of Buncrana as curious punters slink off to watch Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan get their rocks off ?
Congressional lawmakers can slink off to their August recess knowing that they failed to address the heartbreaking problem of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors streaming across the United States' South western border.
"While the cheesecake is mixing, I am going to slink off," she teased.
Of course the incident triggered the usual blast of hypocrisy about referees from all sides: Atkinson was criticised for visiting the teams beforehand, whilst others are lambasted for not talking to players; demands are made for referees to explain bad decisions, while players who earn 50 times more are allowed to slink off in silence after committing horrendous mistakes.
I think I will slink off now and hope no-one noticed."
The minority who misguidedly voted to continue to allow youngsters to "enjoy" this dangerous drug willy-nilly should hang their heads in shame and slink off to other political parties that would no doubt welcome their libertarian views.
And now the very man who had the hubris to shake those institutions to their cores will slink off into the night with the receipt for a high-priced call girl in his sweaty palm.
Entrepreneurs really did devote time, energy and professional fees to structure their finances offshore and then slink off into tax exile once they had sold up.