Exit-stage-left definition

(idiomatic) An orderly and uneventful departure, timed so as not to detract or distract.
noun
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To exit or disappear in a quiet, non-dramatic fashion, making way for more interesting events.
verb
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(imperative) Leave the scene, and don't make a fuss.
verb
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
exit-stage-left

Origin of exit-stage-left

  • From the direction in theatrical scripts: "Exit stage left", thus marking the disappearance of a character from the stage in the normal manner.

    From Wiktionary