(someone) went that-a-way

(someone) went that-a-way

The person you're looking for went off in that direction! Often used in humorous or clichéd works of fiction. A: "Hey, did you see a tall fella with long curly hair run past just now?" B: "Yeah, he went that-a-way, mister!" If the police come looking for me, tell them I went that-a-way!

They went that a'way.

Cliché The villains went in that direction. (From Western movies.) Those guys aren't here. They went that a'way.
See also: that
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