filer à l’anglaise

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to leave English style; to escape or make off in the manner of the English.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [fi.le a l‿ɑ̃.ɡlɛz]

Verb[edit]

filer à l’anglaise

  1. (informal) French leave; a sudden or unannounced departure, or one taken without permission; to go AWOL.