- make yourself scarce
- make yourself scarce phraseto stay away from a particular place in order to avoid a difficult or embarrassing situation
Dad’s pretty mad – you’d better make yourself scarce.Thesaurus: absent, lost and unavailablesynonymMain entry: scarce
* * *make yourself scarceinformal : to leave so that you will not be seen in a certain place
You'd better make yourself scarce before my parents get home.• • •Main Entry: ↑scarce
* * *ˌmake yourself ˈscarce idiom(informal) to leave somewhere and stay away for a time in order to avoid an unpleasant situation
I could see he was annoyed so I made myself scarce.Main entry: ↑scarceidiom
Useful english dictionary. 2012.