pull a vanishing act

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pull a vanishing act

informal
:to go somewhere out of sight :to disappear
  • He pulled a vanishing act when the check for the meal arrived.

Word by Word Definitions

vanish play vanishing
  1. : to pass quickly from sight : disappear

  2. : to pass completely from existence

  3. : to assume the value zero

act play
  1. : the doing of a thing : deed

  2. : something done voluntarily

  3. : the process of doing something : action

  1. : to take action : move

  2. : to conduct oneself : behave

  3. : to perform on the stage

  1. used for a standardized achievement test to evaluate suitability for college admission


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