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 for fly the coop
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fly the coop
      v 1: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this
           man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed
           up" [syn: scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam,
           run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills,
           take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "fly the coop":
     bail out, break away, break jail, break loose, cut loose, escape,
     escape prison, evade, flee, get away, get clear of, get free,
     get out, get out of, jump, make a getaway, skip, slip the collar

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