fly the coop

idiom

Definition of fly the coop

informal
1 : to leave suddenly or secretly : to escape or go away In the morning the suspect had flown the coop.
2 : to leave home All their children have flown the coop.

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“Fly the coop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly%20the%20coop. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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