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go away

1. To leave or depart. I only went away for a few minutes—how did I miss that key detail in the episode?
2. To leave in order to retrieve something. Did Dad go away for the take-out yet? I want to order something else.
3. To travel or take a trip. We should go away this summer, maybe to Aruba.
4. To stop affecting someone. It took weeks, but my nasty cough has finally gone away.
5. To leave someone alone; to stop bothering someone. In this usage, the phrase is often used as an imperative. Go away, Timmy, you're annoying us! I told my little brother to go away, but he keeps coming back and bugging us!
See also: away

going away

1. Traveling to a different place, usually on a vacation. I'm going away next week, so I'll be out of the office.
2. adverb By a large margin. Used to describe winning by a large amount in sports or other competitions. I missed the game last night, but I hear we put up a lot of points and won going away!
See also: away, going
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But Bates, addressing an audience of Wednesday fans in the city, said: "I'm not going away because I think the true depths of the problems at Wednesday haven't been revealed yet - and maybe that's why they won't let me in to see the books.
Although he said Congress will likely adjourn without passing any privacy legislation, "believe me, privacy is not going away.
We want to make clear that we haven't gone away and we have no intention of going away.
A recent poll shows 33% of Britons would consider escaping traditional turkey by going away for the festive period.
The kids I look after were really looking forward to going away on Thursday and we were counting on that money.
The number also, she says, "represents the 108 attachments of human beings and the going away from those attachments.
The luxury tax is going away -- postpone the new car present.
I'M going away on a week-long course for work but I've never left my five-year-old before.
I wouldn't stop him going away if he was called up again,it's what he trains to do.
I really never expected to see him going away with the military, though.
In terms of the overall project going away and never being built, at this juncture that is the applicant's call.