without so much as a by-your-leave

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without so much as a by-your-leave

dated Without asking for permission. The phrase implies that the speaker is frustrated or exasperated by what has been done. He borrows my car without so much as a by-your-leave, and I'm supposed to thank him for bringing it back in one piece? I don't think so.
See also: much, without