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Phrase: Take French leave

Meaning: If someone takes French leave, he or she leaves his or her duty without saying anything.

Tom has not come to work today. I think he has taken French leave. I saw him in a pub late at night.
Mary is not at school today. She may be ill or have taken French leave.
The reception was so boring that I took French leave, that is, I left without saying goodbye.

Date: 23-02-2018

Subject: Salutation

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