cut and run

cut and run
Sl. to run away quickly. (Alludes to cutting loose a ship's or boat's anchor and sailing away in a hurry.) •

Wilbur decided to cut and run when he heard the police sirens.

As soon as I finish what I am doing here, I'm going to cut and run. I've got to get home by six o'clock.

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{v.}, {informal} To abandon an unfavorable situation. * /When the price of coffee dropped sharply many investors wanted to cut and run./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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