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When someone makes an exit without advance notice or saying goodbye - thus avoiding any displaying any emotion.
When does Joanna work next? I was hoping to ask her about a shift swap.

Joanna doesn’t work here anymore. She gave us the Irish goodbye. Litterally - she resigned and went to Ireland.
by Chargenurse September 29, 2018
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In Germany we call this since a long time a "French Goodbye"! With the exception that this person "forgot" to pay his bill.
"Where's Karl? Who's paying the bill?" "Oh, I think he just did a french goodbye!"(German for Irish Goodbye)
by Bulgur December 29, 2011
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Leaving quietly out the side door of a party or bar without saying goodbye to anyone. Mostly due to the fact that family or friends would most likely take your keys away for being to intoxicated.
next morning:

Irish goodbye O'leary? You should not have been driving!
by Scott F from Beantown April 15, 2008
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leaving the bar or anywhere for that matter, without closing niceties, like a kiss goodbye to that annoying girl or mentioning something to your friends
Where'd Cornelius go?
He must have pulled another Irish goodbye, that bastard.
by Mangorooni March 29, 2006
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When someone avoids emotional situations by cutting off all communication and contact with specific people and goes on with life like nothing ever happened.
Rather than be honest about the reasons behind her actions Iranga pulled an Irish Goodbye... again.
by Baron von Burlison II September 22, 2018
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To depart, as from a bar or pub, without notifying the friends or family you are with.
Reed: "Hey, where is Dodge? He was supposed to buy the next round."

Collin: "I saw him about 20 minutes ago, standing next to the bar, swaying while he ordered a shot."

Reed: "You know what that means. He is probably a mile away by now, stumbling along a sidewalk, on his way home."

Collin: "He is truly the master of the Irish Goodbye."
by Dizzy Bizz April 18, 2010
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When someone avoids emotional situations by cutting off all communication and contact with specific people and goes on with life like nothing ever happened.
Rather than be honest about the reasons behind her actions Iranga pulled an Irish Goodbye... again.
by Baron von Burlison II September 22, 2018
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