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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But just as the two try to skip town, they happen upon a series of mysterious deaths and a concerned seismologist (Finn Carter) studying unnatural readings below the ground.
It appears the murderer will be eager to skip town, but not before he takes his relationship with Ava to the next level by asking for her hand in marriage.
I think I will have to skip town today and make some other plans, as my train journey now seems condemned, But people trying to get to work can't do that; they will be standing for hours, on a Northern Rail platform instead.
Thus, Spurge and Werfer are forced to skip town and end up on a series of misadventures in which they are faced with bandits, fire storms, and other threats along the way.
According to Khoo's court documents, Khoo had contacted him to ask if he knew of anyone who could help Chew skip town.
'It is entirely possible for the government to restrict the movement of people who are under investigation, summoned to court or convicted persons waiting to serve their sentence so that they don't just skip town,' he said.
There were even rumblings earlier this summer that Democrats might skip town in an attempt to derail the special session.
No wonder Handsome Beau had to skip town when their affair went pfft.
"We would go to the bookshop and find literature that spoke of the outside world." The book Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, which tells of the "iron and fuzz" required to steer one's own destiny, was the catalyst that eventually encouraged her to skip town.
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?
May 15, 1969: It's Bloody Thursday at People's Park in Berkeley, California, and street theater activist Gus Bessemer returns from his confrontation with the "pigs" with a butt full of birdshot and the need to skip town for a construction job a thousand miles away.
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.''