go over the hills and far away

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go over the hills and far away

To go to some distant, remote point or location. The foreign military that came in to quash the dictatorship have all gone over the hills and far away, leaving behind a country with little semblance of political order or stability. Each day, the men all go over the hills and far away to find work, meaning the women must raise the children and mind the homes on their own.
See also: and, away, far, hill