hit the road


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to hit the road: Idioms

hit the road

To leave. We better hit the road before traffic gets even worse. Hit the road—no one wants you here anyway!
See also: hit, road

hit the road

Fig. to depart; to begin one's journey, especially on a road trip; to leave for home. It's time to hit the road. I'll see you. We have to hit the road very early in the morning.
See also: hit, road

hit the road

Also, hit the trail. Set out, as on a trip. For example, Come on, it's time to hit the road, or Jack hit the trail at dawn. [Late 1800s]
See also: hit, road

hit the road

INFORMAL
COMMON If you hit the road, you begin a journey. I said my goodbyes and hit the road back to central Nashville. Anyway, I must get dressed and hit the road.
See also: hit, road

hit the road

set out on a journey; depart. informal
A US variant of this expression is hit the trail .
See also: hit, road

hit the ˈroad

(also hit the ˈtrail especially American English ) (informal) begin a journey: Well, we’d better hit the road, we’ve a long way to go.
See also: hit, road

hit the road

tv. to leave; to begin to travel on a road. (see also smack the road.) Let’s hit the road. We have a long way to go.
See also: hit, road

hit the road

Slang
To set out, as on a trip; leave.
See also: hit, road
References in periodicals archive ?
After a full day and night of gathering points we decided we should hit the road.
That's forced the teams to hit the road, and girls' coach John Gallen to use his connections.
It looked like 'Boardstock' out there,'' said Bob Gibson, 28, who hit the road from Long Beach at 5:30 a.
The recognition was a treat for the singers, who hit the road for concerts about twice a year but rarely enter competitions, music teacher Mary Purdy said.
Anyway, once they hit the road (or, more often, off-road), our contestants not only encounter a variety of unexpected obstacles but - in the film's master stroke - a menagerie of Americans indulging in unusual pastimes.
The witty Denver-born singer-songwriter has just completed a run of well-received dates with Don Henley and is gearing up to hit the road with Lloyd Cole, with whom she's also playing lead guitar.
The club hit the road with sometimes disastrous results.
In fact, the trio is looking forward to the experience when they hit the road in October.