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take leave of (someone or something)To depart from someone or something. A possessive pronoun can be used between "take" and "leave." Unfortunately, it's time for me to take my leave of you lovely people. She took leave of the party as soon as she was able to give her well wishes to the hosts.See also: leave, of, take
take leave of someone or somethingto go away from someone or something. It is time for me to take leave of all of you. It saddened me to take leave of the city I grew up in.See also: leave, of, take
take leave of1. Also, take one's leave of. Depart from, say good-bye to. For example, Sorry but I have to take leave of you now, or After the movie we'll take our leave of you. [Mid-1200s] 2. take leave of one's senses. Behave irrationally, act crazy, as in Give them the keys to the house? Have you taken leave of your senses? [Late 1800s] Also see come to one's senses. See also: leave, of, takeSee also:
take leave ofabandon, go away from or become separated from I think that he has taken leave of his senses. He has been acting very strange lately.
take leave of one's sensesIdiom(s): take leave of one's sensesTheme: CRAZINESSto become irrational. (Often verbatim with one's.) What are you doing? Have you taken leave of your senses? What a terrible situation! It's enough to make one take leave of one's senses.
take leave of one's senses|leave|senses|takev. phr. To go mad; become crazy. "Have you taken leave of your senses? "Jake cried, when he saw Andy swallow a live goldfish.
take leave of your sensesact like a fool, not think clearly, off your rocker If you wear your bathing suit to church, people will think you've taken leave of your senses.
take leave of|leave|takev. phr. I. To abandon, go away from, or become separated from.
Usually used in the phrase "take leave of one's senses". Come down from the roof, Billy! Have you taken leave of your senses? 2. See: TAKE ONE'S LEAVE.
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