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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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n Skidoo A night-time trip around the pistes is available from Belle Plagne, Plagne Bellecote and Plagne Centre, approximately 65 euros per machine (sole or tandem).
My sister spends her summers sun-bathing on beaches alongside clear mountain lakes, and winters playing on a Skidoo
I've always wanted to go to Lapland and do some snowmobiling, skidoo rides and all the snowy activities.
Fortunately, it was a little over an hour before the first skidoo - or snowmobile - buzzed up beside us, just as we were realising that it was the call of nature and not the pangs of hunger that would be our biggest problem in this very white and treeless landscape.
Each team will carry a full communication system linked to back up and rescue facilities of both motorised skidoo and aircraft.
But I managed to start the engine of my skidoo and turned the machine towards the bear.
Once you get over the fear of it all cracking, you realise that with no trees you can go as fast as the Skidoo will take you - about 80mph.
We had a look at crazy ice formations and felt as far from civilization as you can get on a high-powered skidoo.
But it does not cover the cost of rescue, typically pounds 300 by skidoo or pounds 2,000 by helicopter.
For those still thrill-hungry, driving a skidoo is the closest thing you can do to quad-biking on snow.
And it had come only hours after what was possibly the second most exciting thing I have ever done - riding a skidoo across a glacier.
Alpe D'Huez has a lot to offer but after a day's skiing I wasn't up to ice skating, torchlit night runs, skidoo races or para-skiing.
The 1920s band, 52 Skidoo, is booked in on Friday, March 9, describing themselves as an "unlikely collection of drunks, gamblers, misfits and outlaws".