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Get out of dodge

verb phrase

to depart a location

After the graffiti, they got out of Dodge.
Word Origin

fr Dodge City, Kansas, part of a cliche from old Westerns about the town
Usage Note


verb phrase

To depart a location: Hurricane’s coming. I’m getting out of Dodge

[fr Dodge City, Kansas, part of a cliche from old westerns about the town]


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  • Get out while the getting is good

    Leave while one can or has the chance to, as in He just had a good offer from a rival firm and decided to get out while the getting is good . This colloquial phrase uses get out in the sense of “escape” or “depart.”

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