make yourself scarce

make yourself scarce
make yourself scarce INFORMAL
to go away from a difficult situation in order to avoid trouble: »

Things were going badly at the meeting, so he made himself scarce.

Main Entry: scarce

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • make yourself scarce — phrase to stay away from a particular place in order to avoid a difficult or embarrassing situation Dad’s pretty mad – you’d better make yourself scarce. Thesaurus: absent, lost and unavailablesynonym Main entry: scarce * * * make yourself scarce …   Useful english dictionary

  • make yourself scarce — make (yourself) scarce informal to leave, especially in order to avoid trouble. I think you d better make yourself scarce at least until I ve had a chance to talk to your father …   New idioms dictionary

  • make yourself scarce — If someone makes themselves scarce, they go away from a place, especially to avoid trouble or so that they can t be found …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • make yourself scarce —    If someone makes themselves scarce, they go away from a place, especially to avoid trouble or so that they can t be found.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you make yourself scarce, you leave a place in order to avoid an embarrassing …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • make yourself scarce — leave, do not stay, get lost    If you see a bull in the pasture, make yourself scarce …   English idioms

  • make yourself scarce — to stay away from a particular place in order to avoid a difficult or embarrassing situation Dad s pretty mad – you d better make yourself scarce …   English dictionary

  • make oneself scarce — {v. phr.}, {slang} To leave quickly; go away. * /The boys made themselves scarce when they saw the principal coming to stop their noise./ * /A wise mouse makes himself scarce when a cat is nearby./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make oneself scarce — {v. phr.}, {slang} To leave quickly; go away. * /The boys made themselves scarce when they saw the principal coming to stop their noise./ * /A wise mouse makes himself scarce when a cat is nearby./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make oneself scarce — tv. to leave; to be in a place less frequently. □ Here come the boys in blue. I’d better make myself scarce. □ I suggest that you make yourself scarce before she returns …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • scarce — [skeəs ǁ skers] adjective if something is scarce, there is not enough of it available: • Here, land is a scarce resource and house prices have risen sharply. • Jobs are scarce. scarcity noun [singular, uncountable] : • the present scarcity of… …   Financial and business terms

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