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Meaning of “go walkabout” in the English Dictionary

"go walkabout" in British English

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go walkabout

informal humorous If you say that an ​object has gone walkabout you ​mean that it is ​missing, often because someone has taken it: My ​pen was here this ​morning but it ​seems to have gone walkabout.
(Definition of go walkabout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “go walkabout”
in Chinese (Simplified) (常因为被别人拿走而)不见了,不知去向…
in Chinese (Traditional) (常因為被別人拿走而)不見了,不知去向…
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