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Cut and run


Stop one’s participation in a job or activity. Run scared in the middle of a chore.  Limit one’s loses in a bad business deal and leave the situation. (Compare to Skedaddle or Chicken or  High-tail it out.)

“He was suppose to protect the children in the school, but when the earthquake hit, he just cut and run.”

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