Dutch Leave

What does dutch leave mean?

Leaving without saying goodbye

Dutch leave is a strategy where a person leaves a social gathering or bad date without saying goodbye. It is commonly used at parties where the person knows a lot of people there (family or friends) and does not want to say goodbye to each person.

The Dutch leave is often performed by people who don't want to take the time to say goodbye to others because they are tired, introverted, or running short on time. It is the same as French exit, ghosting, and the Irish goodbye.


We r already running late, let's just give this party the Dutch leave

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Updated February 15, 2017

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