make oneself scarce

Definition of make oneself scarce

informal
:to leave so as not to be seen in a certain place
  • You'd better make yourself scarce before my parents get home.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

scarce play
  1. : deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand : not plentiful or abundant

  2. : intentionally absent

  1. : scarcely, hardly


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