go bush

go bush

1. To embrace a simpler, more rural lifestyle, typically by leaving modern city life. My hippie sister really wanted to go bush, but I like modern technology too much to do that.
2. To go wild. The kids will go bush if you let them have all that sugar.
See also: bush, go

go bush

leave your usual surroundings; run wild.
Bush in the sense of ‘wild, wooded, or uncleared country’ became current among English speakers during 19th-century British colonial expansion. In South Africa it may have been adopted directly from Dutch bosch .
See also: bush, go
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I knew my mum would go bush, especially since my brother would be missing it as well because he's working offshore.
After Nanna Kate's death life with my aunty and uncle continued along these same ways but we got to go bush more often as Uncle Clarrie worked out on farms a lot and there was still plenty of bush left, and one farm in particular was right in the middle of the forest between Brookton and Perth.
Rainbow Beach in Noosa is a family-friendly beach in Queensland's Sunshine Coast; Go bush walking in Noosa National Park
I also like to go into the Blue Mountains to ride my mountain bike or go bush walking.
She didn't shoot through clear out pack her bags go bush or back of Bourke.
In the summer you can go bush walking and mountain biking, while in winter there's good skiing at Mount Buller, Mount Hotham and Mount Buffalo, which has gentle beginner slopes.