head for the hills


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head for the hills

1. To move to higher ground, as in preparation for or response to a natural disaster. There are bound to be tsunamis after an earthquake like that. We'd better head for the hills!
2. To flee hastily; to clear out or depart quickly. You better head for the hills before mom comes home and sees what you did to her car. The bandits all headed for the hills when they heard the marshall was riding into town.
See also: head, hill

head for the hills

 and take to the hills; run for the hills 
1. Lit. to flee to higher ground. The river's rising. Head for the hills! Head for the hills! Here comes the flood!
2. Fig. to depart quickly. Here comes crazy Joe. Run for the hills. Everyone is heading for the hills because that boring Mr. Simpson is coming here again.
See also: head, hill

head for (or take to) the hills

run away; decamp.
2003 The Press (York) Marisa fears Marshall will head for the hills as soon as he discovers this elegant young woman's true identity.
See also: head, hill
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Head for the Hills released its third studio album, "Blue Ruin," in July.
From the in-form Peter Beaumont stable, on a high after two near misses at Cheltenham last week and a Midlands National triumph with Young Kenny at Uttoxeter on Saturday, Head For The Hills is a horse of immense potential.
Opening the concert is acoustic band Head for the Hills.
The 96-page volume is illustrated with photographs that make you want to don a backpack and head for the hills.
At the first signs of a fundamental shift we should all head for the hills.
Fusion bluegrass band Head for the Hills will play at 9:30 p.
6 million Southland residents will ignore record gas prices and fears of an economic slowdown and head for the hills, beaches, or rivers this weekend.
The Corriganville Mounted Patrol includes corporate trainers, an accountant and technical support workers - everyday people who retrieve their horses from local stables each weekend and head for the hills, where they answer visitors' questions and ensure that all is safe.
If, on the other hand, you relish the sweet crr-unnch of a crisp juicy Red Delicious, the tart treat of a Granny Smith or the in-between flavor of a Rome Beauty, then head for the hills.
Better to head for the hills or somewhere well away from the city, like Mount Pinos in Frazier Park, where Jandorf and Lippman regularly go for some stargazing.
If you're a fan of old western movies, head for the hills this weekend for the annual Lone Pine Film Festival, which runs today, Saturday and Sunday.
Head for the hills that touch the city and there begin the hiking paths.