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a phrase referring to the sudden, unexpected, and unexplained removal of oneself from a position of employment. Usually executed in a flippant manner, sometime by email, and always followed by a gift of produce.
If a person were to leave their place of employment and only give, say a few hours notice and not say goodbye to her co-workers, that would be "bring in the tomatoes"
by DO AT June 18, 2008