take your leave


take your leave
take (your) leave to go away from a gathering.

Barlow could only manage a few brief words before taking his leave of this group of happy supporters.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • take your leave of —    to bereave    The final parting:     ... so absolutely unlike the way Frank would have wished to take his leave of us. (M. Thomas, 1982 Frank had died) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • take your leave — old fashioned to say goodbye …   English dictionary

  • take (your) leave (of somebody) — take (your) ˈleave (of sb) idiom (formal) to say goodbye • With a nod and a smile, she took leave of her friends. Main entry: ↑leaveidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take French leave — 1. To depart without notice or permission 2. To disappear suspiciously • • • Main Entry: ↑French * * * take French leave phrase to take time away from your job without asking for permission Thesaurus: time off from workhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • take French leave — to take time away from your job without asking for permission …   English dictionary

  • take leave of someone — old fashioned phrase to say goodbye to someone Thesaurus: goodbyes and to say goodbyehyponym ways of saying hellosynonym Main entry: leave * * * take leave of someone (or …   Useful english dictionary

  • take leave — take (your) leave to go away from a gathering. Barlow could only manage a few brief words before taking his leave of this group of happy supporters …   New idioms dictionary

  • leave — leave1 W1S1 [li:v] v past tense and past participle left [left] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(go away)¦ 2¦(stop)¦ 3 leave somebody/something alone 4¦(let something/somebody stay)¦ 5¦(not change/move something)¦ 6¦(result of accident/illness/event)¦ 7 be left… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leave — 1 /li:v/ verb past tense and past participle left LEAVE A PLACE, VEHICLE 1 LEAVE (I, T) to go away from a place or a person: What time did you leave the office? | They were so noisy that the manager asked them to leave. (+ for): They re leaving… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English