One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Casually or irresponsibly withdraw from a situation in which one is involved or for which one is responsible.‘they can walk away from the deal and leave the other person stranded’
- ‘Maybe then fewer men and women would walk away from parenting responsibilities.’
- ‘When Jane leaves Archie, what she walks away from isn't men, but literature.’
- ‘If one of those unions walks away, there will be winners and there will be losers.’
- ‘And the players would be free to walk away if the club were to default on their wages on Friday.’
- ‘In the morning she walks away to her new life without a backward look.’
- ‘The two men casually walked away when they saw the witness coming towards them.’
- ‘It is not good enough for these politicians to walk away and ignore the situation.’
- ‘There is a tendency, at present, for some to simply walk away to avoid becoming involved.’
- ‘If somebody's hurling abuse at you, it may be better to just walk away from the situation.’
- ‘Some fear the turnaround will fall apart if Davies walks away.’
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