fly the coop

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To escape from a pen or similar enclosure.

Etymology:

  • From fly, to flee or run away, + coop, an enclosure for birds.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'fly the coop':

fly the coopTo depart hastily or unannounced; to escape or flee.
Fly the CoopTo move or leave secretly from a place or situation, to run away or get way or escape
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