December 10th, 2011

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"To take a _____ leave"

In my language studies, I've come across this phrase three times, and it means to leave without saying goodbye. In English, the phrase is "to take a French leave." The Spanish version is "despedirse a la francesa," and the French version is "sortir a l'anglaise." The phrase seems to play on international tensions no matter where it is spoken.
Are there phrases like this in other languages?

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Hi everyone!
I'm a student from Greece who's interested in learning how to speak in Spanish and Japanese if there's anyone who can help me with either language please let me know. Also I can help everyone interested in greek language or culture or in need of a translation or anything like that.
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