without (so much as) a by your leave

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old-fashioned
: without asking permission He borrowed my car without so much as a by your leave!

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“Without (so much as) a by your leave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/without%20%28so%20much%20as%29%20a%20by%20your%20leave. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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