skip town

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Verb1.skip town - disappear without notifying anyone (idiom)
disappear, vanish, go away - get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace"
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So will they skip town with the secret like everyone else seems to have done, or head to the police station and come clean about all the details?
Lindsey has vowed to do all she can for him but, as the evidence mounts up against him, it might be that the time has come for him to skip town.
It was quite a change from the tone of the remarks he made before last year's vacation to Hawaii, when he told reporters he was "eager to skip town.
Polly Harper had tipped him off that Vause is planning to skip town and he had gone to check on her.
Lord Keynes said in the long run we are dead, he forgot to mention that in the short run we get a margin call and must then skip town.
Too many developers have come to the city with grandiose ideas, only to skip town, leaving disappointment and unfinished plans in their wakes.
Those of us who haven't since vanished in a puff of credit card debt must remember those days, when many companies had a sweepstake on which member of staff would next have to skip town leaving a trail of debt carnage in their wake, while taking endless calls from banks begging customers to borrow more money.
Fun is one of our five founding values, and in this spirit we decided to give people a chance to recover from the political noise and follow through on their claim to skip town if their candidate comes up short.
He arrives at staid River City, Iowa, intending to cheat the community with his standard scam of offering to equip and train a boy's marching band, and then skip town with the money since he has no musical skill anyway, but things don't go as Harold plans.
When temperatures rise in New York City, apartment buyers skip town -- or so goes the conventional wisdom.
And every time Washington tries to tip off Islamabad to a raid, it seems, the targets of the raid seem to conveniently skip town.