Eat and run



Depart immediately after consuming a meal; also, leave in a hurry. For example, Sorry, but I’ll have to eat and run or I’ll miss the last train, or Jim runs a meeting so efficiently that in effect it’s eat and run. [ ; first half of 1900s ]

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