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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The handcuffs were clicked back on and he walked out without a backward glance to face three months in a Georgian jail.
Apparently, The Khan urged him not to leave on the heels of his public row with SMQ, but the Glaswegian insisted that he was needed for urgent work back in Blighty and left without a backward glance.
The minute school comes into view, he turns into Billy Whizz and disappears in a cloud of dust, head down without a backward glance, never mind a goodbye.
Serena Williams proceeded to remove her microphone and left through the door behind a WTA Tour PR representative without a backward glance.
Once they're old enough, kids scarper from the family home, without a backward glance.
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.
"After that my husband and I were told that we could leave her and without a backward glance Bryoni went to play with the toys and explore.
THE REWARDS HAVE BEEN so great that Berman can look forward without a backward glance. "I've had work that I love, and shared this passion for this art form with people who I love," she said.
They'll simply up and off 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?
Afterwards she walks away with a friend without a backward glance, leaving several damaged.
How can you be sure all she wants is just six months of convenient sex and will wave you off without a backward glance? What about your wife and children longing for your return?