my name is Haines phr.
(US) a phr. used on leaving a place or party suddenly.
|Spirit of the Times (N.Y.) 18 Apr. 77/3: ‘My name is Haines’ enjoys a popularity which no other slang or cant phrase has ever attained. ‘I’m o-p-h,’ ‘I must mizzle,’ ‘I must make myself scarce,’ are frequently used, but the expression which heads this article leaves them all out of sight.|
|Vicksburg Wkly Sentinel (MS) 27 Feb. 3/1: I see [...] that Count Weiss (so called) is posted among the ‘my name is Haines’ gentry.|
|Daily Empire 6 Mar. 4/1: ‘My name is haines,’ said Sam, but then Sam. was drunk and disorderly.|
|Americanisms 608: Haines, my name is, a slang phrase used to express, I must be off, I am going at once – originated in an incident in the life of President Jefferson, and is still in use.|
|Locke’s Nat. Mthly 1 534/1: He rose [...] and leaning a moment upon the butcher's arm, muttered, with a ghastly smile, ‘Boys, my name is Haines, and I’m off’.|