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A Ted cruise (n) is the act of leaving behind a cohort of people, usually those you have a duty to work for, while they are in need and/or danger.
Prof: And so students, Nero fled Rome. He went on a Ted cruise, if you will.
by Mayor James February 19, 2021
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A pleasurable activity in which one partakes during a time of crisis while avoiding responsibility.
My best friend texted me that his car broke down in the middle of nowhere, but I ignored the text and took a Ted Cruise.
by Browneyedboy69 February 20, 2021
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A vacation you take while your constituents haven’t had power, water or heat, and are freezing to death.
by Graydayson February 18, 2021
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When you’re a senator from TX and you take a vacation to Cancun while your constituents are without power or water and freezing to death that’s called a Ted Cruise.
Hello Senator Ted Cruz, how was your Ted Cruise to Cancun?
by BravoKilo February 19, 2021
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When you're desperately needed because of an unfolding catastrophe, but you skip out to go somewhere less stressful.
Them: We have a project due tomorrow, the boss shouting at me, and the clients have been calling nonstop for the last two hours! Where the hell is John!?

Me: Oh, he decided it sucks here, so he went on a Ted Cruise.
by Mike1281 February 18, 2021
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The act of leaving behind friends, family, coworkers, cohorts, etc. when the current situation gets tough for a leisure vacation. Preferably somewhere tropical.
The company board voted to oust the CEO, so I’m going to take a Ted Cruise until things blow over.
by lk05321 July 5, 2021
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After getting fired from his dead-end job, John took his old Cavalier out for a Ted cruise, leaving over 20 dead.
by RCM43 May 8, 2018
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