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English definition of “do a disappearing/vanishing act”

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do a disappearing/vanishing act

to go away, usually because you do not want to do something or meet someone: Tina always does a vanishing act when my mother comes to stay.
Translations of “do a disappearing/vanishing act”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指因為不想做某事或躲避某人而)溜走,隱藏蹤跡…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指因为不想做某事或躲避某人而)溜走,隐藏踪迹…
(Definition of do a disappearing/vanishing act from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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