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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.
(Definition of do a disappearing/vanishing act from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “do a disappearing/vanishing act”
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…
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…
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