without a backward glance

without a backward glance

Without any reservations, remorse, or regret. Often used to describe leaving a place or situation. Likened to literally leaving somewhere without turning around to look at it one last time. I could leave this town without a backward glance—there's no reason for me to stay here. I thought he really loved working here, so it was strange when he up and resigned without a backward glance.
See also: backward, glance, without
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Afterwards she walks away with a friend without a backward glance, leaving several damaged.
It is well worth remembering that throughout the UK's history brave people have fought and died to get the very freedoms that we are now tossing away without a backward glance.
THE REWARDS HAVE BEEN so great that Berman can look forward without a backward glance.
And would they ever see the warm side of a nursery or Toys-R-Us now that their parents had abandoned them without a backward glance or a forwarding address?
The results of such a survey - fabricated to elicit a prescribed response - should be pitched into the nearest recycling bin without a backward glance.