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Meaning of “without so much as a by-your-leave” in the English Dictionary

"without so much as a by-your-leave" in British English

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without so much as a by-your-leave

old-fashioned disapproving without ​asking for ​permission: That's ​twice now he's just ​walked in here without so much as a by-your-leave and ​picked a ​book off the ​shelf!
(Definition of without so much as a by-your-leave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “without so much as a by-your-leave”
in Chinese (Simplified) 未经允许,擅自做主…
in Chinese (Traditional) 未經允許,擅自做主…
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