without (so much as) a by your leave

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of without (so much as) a by your leave

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

Word by Word Definitions

much play
  1. : great in quantity, amount, extent, or degree

  2. : great in importance or significance

  3. : many in number

  1. : to a great degree or extent : considerably

  2. : very

  3. : frequently, often

  1. : a great quantity, amount, extent, or degree

  2. : something considerable or impressive

your play
  1. : of or relating to you or yourself or yourselves especially as possessor or possessors, agent or agents, or object or objects of an action

  2. : of or relating to one or oneself

  3. used with little or no meaning almost as an equivalent to the definite article the

leave play
  1. : bequeath, devise

  2. : to have remaining after one's death

  3. : to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. : permission to do something

  2. : authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

  3. : an act of leaving : departure

  1. : leaf


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