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walkaway

[ wawk-uh-wey ]
/ ˈwɔk əˌweɪ /
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noun
an easy victory or conquest.
a patient or inmate who escapes from an institution by walking away when not being supervised or guarded.
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Origin of walkaway

First recorded in 1885–90; noun use of verb phrase walk away
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How to use walkaway in a sentence

  • Whenever it comes day, we got all the best uh things—though I don't reckon we'll have a walkaway.

    Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair

British Dictionary definitions for walkaway

walk away

verb (intr, adverb)
to leave, esp callously and disregarding someone else's distress
walk away with to achieve or win easily
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