on the lam


US, informal
: trying to avoid being caught by the police
two escaped convicts on the lam

Examples of on the lam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With Cavalcante still on the lam, the Unionville-Chadds Ford and Kennett Consolidated School Districts both said there would be no on-campus instruction Tuesday. David K. Li, NBC News, 5 Sep. 2023 There was also a romantic subplot where Kimble has an affair with his dead wife’s sister while on the lam. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 29 July 2023 Authorities caught up with McGrath outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, following about three weeks on the lam for the former gubernatorial aid turned fugitive. Alex Mann, Baltimore Sun, 1 Sep. 2023 The roaming bull of Barrington Hills is no longer on the lam, the village has reported. Clifford Ward, Chicago Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 Then, after a month on the lam, Riley was discovered by Zachary Hackett, during a hike on May 14. Marissa G. Muller, Peoplemag, 31 May 2023 Jagger was playing a rock star, James Fox was playing the gangster on the lam. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 27 July 2023 In May, an inmate who escaped from a prison in Northwestern Ohio died from drowning while on the lam. Cara Tabachnick, CBS News, 26 July 2023 Mary, an African antelope at the Lupa Zoo in Ludlow, is back in her enclosure after five weeks on the lam. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 11 May 2023 See More

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“On the lam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20lam. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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