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take a long walk on a short pier

Go away and leave me alone! What you are doing or saying is really irritating! (A less common variant on the phrase "take a walk off a short pier.") Jenny: "The experiment might work better if you actually knew what you were supposed to be mixing together." Steve: "You know what, Jenny? Why don't you take a long walk on a short pier?"
See also: long, on, pier, short, take, walk

Take a long walk off a short pier.

 and Go play in the traffic.
Inf. Get out of here!; Go do something that will get you permanently out of here! Get out of here! Take a long walk off a short pier! You bother me. Go play in the traffic.
See also: long, off, pier, short, take, walk
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Pictures in The Gazette's archives date as far back as the Victorian times when bathing machines were next to the pier.
e pier has also always traded well and there area variety of attractions on the facility from amusement arcades, concessions, a bar, cafe.
Pier 3 407% x 16 % = 6512 sq ft +/- plus finger piers and area around storage lockers
As we mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, it is interesting to note that during the war, the pleasure steamers took up duties as minesweepers and the pier was requisitioned by the Army.
7m Porth Eirias watersports centre near the pier last year, with complaints that it's a competing attraction.
The original pier or jetty, built in 1857, was severely damaged by the storm which sank the Royal Charter ship on October 25, 1859.
Balfour Beatty was awarded the contract to secure the future of the piers for the next 50 years, supported by pounds 1.
There really is a whole lot to be said for being able to drive to a pier, unload some fishing tackle, and be fishing for kings in a matter of minutes.
There had actually been talk of a pier for Southport since the 1840s, but it wasn't until the spring of 1852 that a committee was formed to formally promote the issue.
In 1897, 300ft of the pier was swept away by winter storms, leaving the lighthouse - built two years earlier - standing like an island.
THE pier at Southend-on-Sea was extended in stages until it reached its full 1.
THE anguish when fire destroyed the pier at Weston-super-Mare this summer was a reminder of how popular these seaside institutions are - and in Yorkshire they have almost vanished completely.
TheWeston-super-Mare pier ere, while maybe not the week's most momentous event, was certainly the one with most resonance for me.
Buyers of One Northside Piers are readying for move-in day and we will soon open the area's first public pier.