Definition of in (or into) smoke in English:

in (or into) smoke


Australian, New Zealand informal
  • In (or into) hiding.

    ‘he slipped ashore and went into smoke’
    • ‘The always well-dressed Harrison was in smoke at the time.’
    • ‘Bert, if indeed that was his name, had also gone into smoke.’
    • ‘Brigalow Bill was murdered and Colorado Jack had gone into smoke.’
    • ‘Green went into smoke and was not found until early December.’