Meaning of “do a runner” in the English Dictionary

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"do a runner" in British English

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do a runner

UK informal

to leave a place in order to avoid a difficult or unpleasant situation or to avoid paying for something:

Her dad did a runner soon after she was born.
They were arrested after doing a runner from an expensive restaurant.

(Definition of “do a runner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)