prendre la poudre d'escampette

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʁɑ̃.dʁə la pu.dʁə d‿ɛs.kɑ̃.pɛt/

Verb[edit]

prendre la poudre d'escampette

  1. (dated, informal) to take a powder, to take flight, to take French leave, to show a clean pair of heels (to escape, to flee)
    Synonyms: prendre la fuite, prendre ses jambes à son cou, se faire la malle