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sneak into town

sneak into town
 v. phr.— «Scarier than anything in “Captivity” was the drive to Danvers I had to go through to see it. The new horror film, a wan, derivative entry in the torture-porn cycle, didn’t screen for critics and is playing only in a few suburban multiplexes before scampering to DVD. This is what’s known as sneaking into town.» —“Audience would be wise to escape ‘Captivity’” by Ty Burr Boston Globe July 14, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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