without (so much as) a by your leave

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

old-fashioned

  1. :  without asking permission He borrowed my car without so much as a by your leave!

Word by Word Definitions

muchplay
  1. :  great in quantity, amount, extent, or degree

    :  great in importance or significance

    :  many in number

  1. :  to a great degree or extent :  considerably

    :  very

    :  frequently, often

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

    :  something considerable or impressive

yourplay
  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

    :  of or relating to one or oneself

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

leaveplay
  1. :  bequeath, devise

    :  to have remaining after one's death

    :  to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. :  permission to do something

    :  authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

    :  an act of leaving :  departure

  1. :  leaf


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