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cut and run

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcut and runcut and runinformalLEAVE A PLACE to avoid a difficult situation by leaving suddenly Although the company has faced financial difficulties, they do not intend to cut and run. cut
Examples from the Corpus
cut and runMy hands felt clammy, the usual signs of old Shallot beginning to wonder whether it is time to cut and run.Potential victims never cut and run.We sensed that Borden could cut and run at any moment.No way do you feel the urge to cut and run before suffering the onslaught of hypothermia.Its three big domestic rivals do not intend to cut and run either.So they cut and run, on matters of supposed high principle.Walker Stamp & Seal was one of the companies forced to decide whether it would cut and run or stay the course.
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