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Idiom
cut and run
head for the hills
take to one's heels
 
 
Meaning
make a hasty escape from an awkward situation
 
 
Usage
When his business started to fail, he decided to cut and run, rather than face financial ruin.
 
 
Story
The expression cut and run alludes to cutting a vessel's anchor chain and making sail at once. It is normally used in a negative sense.
 
 
Story
The expression 抱头鼠窜 literally means scamper off like a frightened rat.
 
 
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cut and run
 
 
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