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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If intruders keep entering without any by-your-leave, it is because they can.
TMy desktop computer packed in without a by-your-leave. Who can blame it, you might say.
It says a lot about the atmosphere of an administration and society where people can impose their personal ideologies on women without so much as a by-your-leave. Because it's a religious suggestion, one is robbed of any defensive leg to stand on, because the accuser always hides behind their false piety.
They are gaudy advertisements for all that is most objectionable in the Western way of life, dumped without so much as a by-your-leave among people who have lost the education and the culture that would provide them with the language to respond to the insult.
Well, we also used to have a 'comfort woman' statue in bronze on the baywalk along Roxas Boulevard, but she was removed-surreptitiously in the dead of night-without so much as a by-your-leave to the groups behind the erection of the statue.
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."
"Yeah, but remember when Jeff cut down the three cypresstrees last spring without even a by-your-leave! They were on ourproperty."
Then it's shunted back to 11pm without so much as a by-your-leave. Oh the indignity.