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English definition of “do a disappearing/vanishing act”

do a disappearing/vanishing act

to go away, usually because you do not want to do something or meet someone: Tim always does a vanishing act when my mother comes to stay.
(Definition of do a disappearing/vanishing act from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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