take a powder
phrasal to leave hurriedly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take a powder — {v. phr.}, {slang} To leave hurriedly; run out or away; desert, flee. * /All the gang except one had taken a powder when the police arrived./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a powder — {v. phr.}, {slang} To leave hurriedly; run out or away; desert, flee. * /All the gang except one had taken a powder when the police arrived./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a powder — verb To leave in a hurry; run away; scram; depart without taking leave or notifying anyone, often with a connotation of avoiding something unpleasant or shirking responsibility. Macdonald spoke slowly, bitterly. The kidnapping is one too many for …   Wiktionary

  • To take a horn — Horn Horn (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • powder — powder1 powderer, n. /pow deuhr/, n. 1. any solid substance reduced to a state of fine, loose particles by crushing, grinding, disintegration, etc. 2. a preparation in this form, as gunpowder or face powder. 3. Also, powder snow. Skiing. loose,… …   Universalium

  • powder room — noun A womens toilet, especially in a public venue such as a restaurant, boutique, or hotel lobby. Ant: cloakroom See Also: powder ones nose, take a powder …   Wiktionary

  • powder — See: TAKE A POWDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • powder — See: TAKE A POWDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Powder-actuated tool — A Powder actuated tool (often called Hilti guns or Ramset guns after two of the companies who manufacture the tools) is a nail gun used in the construction and manufacturing industries to join materials to hard substrates like steel and concrete …   Wikipedia

  • A l'aube du 6e jour — À l aube du 6e jour À l aube du 6e jour (The 6th Day) est un film américano canadien réalisé par Roger Spottiswoode, sorti en 2000. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution …   Wikipédia en Français

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