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(To) beat a retreat

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(To) beat a retreat is a phrase. The meaning of the phrase is to withdraw or to retire as a sign of defeat.

Sample Usage

1. When our soldiers attacked the enemy post with great courage, the enemy had to beat a retreat in haste.

2. Her arguments in the case was so strong that the other party had to beat a retreat.

3. The Indian soldiers faced the enemy with such a courage and boldness that the enemies were compelled to beat a retreat.

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