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Historical Dictionary of American Slang

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10 Results for "leave" 1920-1940

  • hit the road
    ( vp ) To leave. Man, it's 11 o'clock; time for us to hit the road.
    1920s
  • scram
    ( v ) To leave. You're getting on my nerves, so. scram!
    1920s
  • fade
    ( v ) To leave. I have homework to do, man, let's fade.
    1930s
  • take a hike
    ( v ) To leave. I am tired of all your complaining. Take a hike!
    1930s
  • fly the coop
    ( vp ) To leave, elope, or escape. When he saw you coming up the walk, he flew the coop.
    1930s
  • kiss off
    ( vp ) Leave, dismiss, kill. Why don't you just kiss off if you don't want to work.
    1930s
  • ditch
    ( v ) To leave someone who is with you. I'll ditch my younger brother with my grandmother.
    1940s
  • skip
    ( v ) To leave with someone in pursuit. She took the money and skipped town.
    1940s
  • take a powder
    ( v ) To leave. Look, if you don't like it here, take a powder.
    1940s
  • get lost
    ( int ) To leave, go away. Stop bothering me! Get lost!
    1940s

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