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23 skidoo

To clear out or get away in haste before getting into or causing trouble, referring either to oneself or to another. "23" may refer to the Flatirons Building in New York City (located on 23rd Street), around which great winds tend to blow. It may also derive from an older use meaning to tell someone to clear out of one's way. Primarily heard in US. It looks like there's trouble brewing here. I'd better 23 skidoo! Quit loitering around here. 23 skidoo!
See also: 23, skidoo

23 Skidoo Street

A fictitious location referring to a place away from possible or looming trouble, taken from the phrase "23 skidoo." Primarily heard in US. Those guys ahead look rough, let's head over to 23 Skidoo Street.
See also: 23, Skidoo, street
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Their show, The Joint is Jumpin', is set in a 1920s Harlem rent party with 52 Skidoo performing authentic music from the parties.
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Rosie has a face like a wet weekend and declares she's never getting on a skidoo with me ever again.
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He will be transported by skidoo to the Princess Elisabeth Station about 70km away from his current position, from where he will be flown to Novo to get a connecting flight to Cape Town.
The team gathered the data using an ice-penetrating radar system towed behind a skidoo driven across the relatively flat ice surface, over a distance of 1500 miles - greater than that between London and Athens.
Playing the music will be, among others, Tipitina, the Broombusters, 52 Skidoo, The Fabulous Boogie Boys, Val Wiseman, the Simon Spillett Quartet, the Roy Forbes Quartets, The Brian Newton Big Band and Ricky Cool and Hoola Boola Boys.
52 SKIDOO Friday July 8, Lord Clifden, Hockley, Birmingham, 0121 523 7515 * THEY'RE the Harlem swing band who turn back the clock to play a dazzling repertoire of vintage American music.
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On May 2, the experienced trio will travel to Ottawa, Canada, then Montreal and Clyde River - a tiny outpost in the Nunavut Territories - before being taken as near as possible to the bottom of Sail peaks by Inuit skidoo.
Terence Hawkes displays his customary wit and sharpness of mind with a piece intriguingly entitled "Twenty-three Skidoo: Bringing Home the Bard." A note explains that "Twenty-three Skidoo" is an old-fashioned American colloquialism which means "That's it" or "Let's go." The article starts with an account of a monument's inauguration on the same day, 23 April 1932, on both sides of the Atlantic, with the opening of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and the opening of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
When it went to Nunavut, it travelled by bush plane, skidoo, and even on sleds.
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Just one look at the terminal building, built in 1999, tells you that this is no everyday facility--how many airports have you visited where there is a skidoo (motorised toboggan) park alongside the car park?