beat a (hasty) retreat

beat a (hasty) retreat
(to go away in a hurry: The children beat a hasty retreat when he appeared.) trække sig hurtigt tilbage
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(to go away in a hurry: The children beat a hasty retreat when he appeared.) trække sig hurtigt tilbage

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  • beat a hasty retreat — beat a (hasty) retreat ► to decide not to continue with something that has become too difficult or not worth doing: »Most of the market beat a hasty retreat, investors being unimpressed by a volatile performance on Wall Street. beat a retreat… …   Financial and business terms

  • beat a hasty retreat — beat a (hasty) retreat to quickly leave. When the cold grows overwhelming, visitors can beat a retreat to Joe Mulligan s warm bar and restaurant. Etymology: based on the military meaning of beat a retreat (= to drum a signal to soldiers that they …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat a (hasty) retreat — withdraw. → beat …   English new terms dictionary

  • beat a hasty retreat —    Someone who beats a (hasty) retreat runs away or goes back hurriedly to avoid a dangerous or difficult situation.     The thief beat a hasty retreat as soon as he saw the security officer …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • beat a hasty retreat — run away from, leave quickly    When the boys heard the siren they beat a hasty retreat …   English idioms

  • beat a (hasty) retreat — beat a (hasty) reˈtreat idiom to go away or back quickly, especially to avoid sth unpleasant Main entry: ↑beatidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat a hasty retreat — beat a retreat See retreat 1. 1) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • beat a (hasty) retreat. — See retreat verb sense 1. → beat …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat a hasty retreat — v. leave rapidly, withdraw quickly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beat a retreat — beat a (hasty) retreat ► to decide not to continue with something that has become too difficult or not worth doing: »Most of the market beat a hasty retreat, investors being unimpressed by a volatile performance on Wall Street. beat a retreat… …   Financial and business terms

  • beat — UK US /biːt/ verb [T] (beat, beaten, US also beat) ► to do better than someone or something: »Yesterday s close beat the record set Feb. 1. »With their lowest price guarantee, they will beat the price of a competitor s product by 10%. beat… …   Financial and business terms

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