exit stage left

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To exit or disappear in a quiet, non-dramatic fashion, making way for more interesting events.

Etymology:

  • From the direction in theatrical scripts: "Exit stage left", marking the disappearance of a character from the stage in the normal manner.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'exit stage left':

exit stage leftAn orderly and uneventful departure, timed so as not to detract or distract.
exit stage leftLeave the scene, and don't make a fuss.
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