Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Ex’it (Latin, he goes out).

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ex’it (Latin, he goes out).
A theatrical term placed at the point when an actor is to leave the stage. We also say of an actor, Exit So-and-so—that is, So-and-so leaves the stage at this point of the drama.   1
   He made his exit. He left, or died: as, “He made his exit of this life in peace with all the world.” Except in the drama, we say, “made or makes his exit.” (See above.)   2
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances.”
Shakespeare: As You Like It, ii. 7.



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