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pack (one's) bags

To leave someplace (especially one's job) and not come back. (Often issued as a command.) They told me to pack my bags after they caught me sleeping at my desk. I've had enough of you, Dan. Pack your bags and get out of my house!
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pack your bags

COMMON If you pack your bags, you suddenly leave where you live or work, or stop being involved in something, usually because of a disagreement. After a huge row she packed her bags and never came back. If things go wrong and our conditions are not met, we will simply pack our bags and leave.
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ˌpack your ˈbags

(informal) prepare to leave a place permanently, especially after a disagreement: He hadn’t paid any rent for three months so she told him to pack his bags.
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