turn tail Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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turn tail

to turn around and ​run away, usually because you are ​frightened: As ​soon as they ​saw we had ​guns, they ​turnedtail and ​ran away.
(Definition of turn tail from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turn tail”
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常因恐惧)转身逃跑…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常因恐懼)轉身逃跑…
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