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beat a retreat

(also beat your retreat)
to run away from a dangerous or unpleasant situation: When we saw the police arriving we beat a hasty retreat.
Translations of “beat a retreat”
in Chinese (Traditional) 倉皇撤退,匆匆離開…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仓皇撤退,匆匆离开…
(Definition of beat a retreat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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