by-your-leave

by-your-leave

(bī′yər-lēv′)
n.
A request for permission: rudely helped herself to the dessert without a by-your-leave.

by-your-leave

n
a request for permission (esp in the phrase without so much as a by-your-leave)
Translations

by-your-leave

[ˌbaɪˌjɔːˈliːv] N without so much as a by-your-leavesin siquiera pedir permiso, sin más ni más
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All of a sudden, without so much as a by-your-leave, Acosta was deploying her own 'forensics team' to examine the bodies of deceased children.
To march in without so much as a by-your-leave is to show disrespect for democracy.
I can fully understand the fury - I don't think that is too strong a word - of the Scottish Labour Party's top brass at the surprise news that the outgoing leader Kezia Dugdale, without a by-your-leave, is suddenly shooting off to Australia to take part in I'm A Celebrity.
The pioneer women aviator Constance Leathart is also buried here and the novelist Tom Sharpe's ashes were scattered one night without so much as a by-your-leave, so Lord and Lady Beveridge are in good company.
Boris Johnson mouths off about leaving the EU customs union without a by-your-leave to Parliament.
And maybe in the end, the biggest self-inflicted wound was that we appeared to the electorate to leap from a hard fought anchorage in one part of UK politics, to another one, without so much as a by-your-leave.
Then it's shunted back to 11pm without so much as a by-your-leave.
Even as ystanbul-born photographer Ara GE-ler was being feted with a show at the Sackler Gallery of Washington's Smithsonian Institute, those photographers following in his footsteps are in danger of having their images appropriated without a by-your-leave, making it much harder for them to make a name for themselves.
He told how despite scoring 75 goals in 129 starts for Jimmy Hill, he was sold without a by-your-leave to Northampton.
Normally, this up-and-at-'em farmer's son would have been off to the races without so much as a by-your-leave to a tardy hack, but for six months his jockey's sense of manic urgency has been reduced to thumb-twiddling, slipper-wearing ennui by a condition that has confounded medical science.
So Murray, without so much as a by-your-leave, shifted ground.
The Federal Reserve, without so much as a congressional by-your-leave (let alone constitutional authority), has been playing Russian roulette with the American economy ever since the onset of the financial crisis, throwing bad money after bad and producing no outcome other than lengthening and deepening the crisis.