made/beat a hasty retreat

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Definition of made/beat a hasty retreat

: to leave quickly He made/beat a hasty retreat when he realized he had entered the wrong office.

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“Made/beat a hasty retreat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/made%2Fbeat%20a%20hasty%20retreat. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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