French leave

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an abrupt and unannounced departure (without saying farewell)

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Josh Guerriero soon had French Leave at the head of affairs in the 2m1f amateur riders' handicap hurdle and the combination maintained the gallop all the way to the line to beat Tarabela.
The cook - who has starred in TV shows French Leave and Return of the Chef, as well as Britain's Best Dish and I'm A Celebrity .
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She stood in front of her drive gates and refused to let Comet engineer Peter French leave.
Produced by Pat Llewellyn, discoverer of Two Fat Ladies and Jamie Oliver, French Leave is not a run of the mill cookery programme but a 10 episode fly-on-the wall documentary of two-star Michelin chef, John Burton Race and his family's--wife, six children and dog-adventures in life and food when transplanted from urban London to a farmhouse in the depths of south west rural France.
Hammoutene's scheme starts where the bandes dessinees (strip cartoons) so beloved of the French leave off, for woven around the idea of animation, it allows you a succession of animated frames.
Among his best - loved books are Leave It to Psmith (1923), Jeeves (1925), The Code of the Woosters (1938), French Leave (1956), and The Plot That Thickened (1973).