Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

say good bye in English

What can you say to a native English speaker when you want to leave a party or an event?

You can’t just stand up and walk out. You also can’t just say “I’m leaving” because that sounds like you are not having a good time and it could be taken personally.

Today we’ll show you how to use the right vocabulary words in the right situations so that you can leave the party or the event and maintain the connection with the people around you.


Hello my lovely beautiful girls.

As always thank you so much for creating those great podcasts. Not only that they very educational and informative but also very uplifting, positive and energizing:).

Lately I’ve been hearing very often this phrase: bail on. Can you elaborate on this 

word “bail” and this phrase a little more. Give some example how to use in the sentence. Bail on, bail out, bail up…

And what’s the difference between: to be stood up by someone vs to be bailed on by someone

Thank you ladies.



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To bail on: To leave when someone is still there and they might not want you to leave

L: Hey why did you bail on me so early on Friday? I needed you as my wing woman.

M: Oh sorry Lindsay I didn’t mean to bail on you. I was just tired.



To bail:

  • To leave (usually because the place is not fun or the person is not feeling good in the place)
  • To bail someone out= To save them, to get them out of jail, literally or to get someone out of a tough situation
  • Bail (noun)= the amount of money you need to pay to get someone out of jail


Expressions with bail:

  • I’m gonna bail (slangy, street language)
  • I gotta bail (slangy, street language)= I have to bail
  • I’m gonna head out (nice, polite)
  • I’m out, I’m outtie (more slangy, 90’s teenager talk, not used much by adults)
  • I gotta go (fast, casual)
  • I’m gonna get going  (polite)
  • Let’s get outta here


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