over the wall


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*over the wall

reaching freedom from a prison. (*Typically: be ~; go ~.) Max tried to go over the wall, but they caught him. Lefty was over the wall for a week before that caught him.
See also: wall
References in classic literature ?
There is no space between the wall and the first circle of buildings; no, the village wall is itself the rear wall of the first circle of buildings, a nd the roofs jut a little over the wall a nd thus furnish it with eaves.
I will make a ladder," said the Tin Woodman, "for we certainly must climb over the wall.