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Re: To leave in a hurry/ a hasty departure

Posted by Charlie Brown on April 23, 2004

In Reply to: Re: To leave in a hurry/ a hasty departure posted by SR on April 23, 2004

: : : : Any input please on the origins of
: : : 1. bug out for the dugout ( late 50's beat? )
: : : 2. vamoose ( Spanish perhaps? )
: : : 3. split ( 60's hip? )
: : : Any additional words and phrases of similar meaning would be appreciated.

: : I'll look in my youth slang books this evening. How about:

: : Beat feet.
: : Beat cheeks.
: : Heel-toe it.
: : Make like an egg and beat it.
: : Make like a tree and leave.
: : Make like horse**** and hit the trail.
: : Make like a hockey player and get the puck out of here.
: Many thanks ESC!

Make like a drum and beat it.
"I'm off like a prom dress"
Make like a shepard and get the flock out of here.
As Yogi bear would say, "Let's beat a hasty retreat."
Let's bounce outta here.
Let's hit it.
Let's hit the road, toad.