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twenty-three skiddoo

Definition of twenty-three skiddoo in English:

A hasty departure.
[The origin of twenty-three is unknown]
Example sentences
  • ‘Cops would give guys the old move-along,’ I said, ‘and since the Flatiron's on 23rd, it was known as the 23 - skidoo.’
  • You could find yourself strutting in a mid-tempo Charleston or a taking a stab at the 23 skidoo.
  • To be sure, not everything about EL Magazine smacks of 23 skiddoo and hey-nonny-nonny with a hot-cha-cha.
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