Definition of 'beat a retreat'
Example sentences containing 'beat a retreat'
A couple of hours was usually enough, before they beat a retreat, back to where the closest they got to rough trade was the chauffeur.THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2001) LOVE YOU MADLY (2001)
He cleaved through the crowd so efficiently that, once she realized she was indeed his target, she didn't have time to beat a retreat.WHOLE SECRET LOVE (2001)
Definition of beat a retreat from the Collins English Dictionary