Synonyms and Antonyms of turning tail
to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
- You can't go around starting fights and then turning tail when they don't go your way.
bolting, breaking, bugging out, fleeing, flying, hightailing (it), retreating, running, running away, running off, skedaddling
absconding, clearing out, decamping, eloping, escaping, getting (away), getting out, lamming, lighting out, making off, mizzling [chiefly British], scarpering [British], scatting, scramming, skipping (out), skirring
bearding, braving, confronting, daring, defying, facing
abiding, dwelling, hanging around, lingering, remaining, staying, sticking around, tarrying