pick up and leave/go


: to leave suddenly with one's possessions
I couldn't just pick up and leave/go without saying goodbye.

Examples of pick up and leave/go in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Net domestic migration has fallen the past two years, as more people pick up and leave and fewer move in, Byers said. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, 5 May 2024 For something quick to pick up and go, there is the MRKT, with snacks, salads, individual pizzas and a kids menu. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Feb. 2024 Most businesses can't just pick up and go, but food trucks can. Geri Stengel, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 Of all the places to pick up and go to, especially during a global pandemic, this part of Europe might not initially peak one’s interest. Lia Miller, Essence, 17 Sep. 2021 Last year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Party in Plaid event pivoted and offered a ‘Party @Home Edition’ for supporters to pick up and go. courant.com, 28 May 2021 How could that guy pick up and leave CitiField, Mr. Met, the Edwin Diaz trombones and Nathan’s hot dogs for this? Dallas News, 8 Dec. 2022 More drivers on the road means more congestion and time lost in traffic jams, which might motivate more people to pick up and leave the metro area. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, 26 Jan. 2020

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“Pick up and leave/go.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick%20up%20and%20leave%2Fgo. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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