English version

beat a retreat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeat a retreatbeat a retreatinformal to leave a place quickly I saw my aunt coming and beat a hasty retreat. retreat
Examples from the Corpus
beat a hasty retreatHe beat a hasty retreat when he spotted me approaching, but it was not hasty enough.Then, thanking him, I beat a hasty retreat to the sacristy door and knocked.Any females which are not ripe will either stay away or beat a hasty retreat.They were forced to beat a hasty retreat and arrived at their rendezvous with Morris's patrol on time.With decks awash with diesel we beat a hasty retreat back to Lerwick.
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