You're at a party or gathering and you've had enough talking, smiling, drinking, you're tired and just want to go home. The problem is, if the people at the gathering know you're thinking about bouncing, they may not want you to leave and will try to convince you to stay or if you make the rounds to tell everyone a formal goodbye, that could take forever and you're ready to go NOW. So what does one do?

The Irish exit (or Irish goodbye) from a party or gathering is when you leave without telling anybody you're leaving. You literally sneak out without telling anyone, not even a close friend, that you're leaving.

The Irish exit refers to the departure from any event without telling any friends, associates or acquaintances that one is leaving. It is almost always the result of being very inebriated/intoxicated.

With the holidays upon us, there will certainly be parties and get together's with friends and family. And inevitably there will be some you want to leave early because of the lack of stimulating conversation, a boring DJ or band, your ex walked in, you're not feeling well or maybe you've had a long day at work and just want to be home. Instead of taking 20 to 30 minutes just telling everyone goodbye, next time try the Irish exit!

The Irish not only know how to drink, but they also know how to escape an undesired place in a stealth kind of way. The next time you're someplace you don't want to be, do as the Irish do.

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