time to hit the road

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(It's) time to hit the road.

 and (I'd) better hit the road.; (I've) got to hit the road.
Inf. Fig. a phrase indicating that it is time that one departed. (See also (I) have to shove off and (It's) time to run for other possible variations.) Henry: Look at the clock. It's past midnight. It's time to hit the road. Andy: Yeah. We've got to go. Sue: Okay, good night. Bill: I've got to hit the road. I have a long day tomorrow. Mary: Okay, good night. Bill: Bye, Mary.
See also: hit, road, time
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It means, this is it, Clyde, better hit the road, you'll never be a colt again, this is where when people tell you that you are only as young as you feel, what is age but something in the mind, they are actually visibly sorry for you and only trying not to hurt your feelings.
Discovering my half frozen and slightly irritated wife still sitting on the deck of the food shack, I broke the news that I'd had enough and we'd better hit the road. During our 3-hour exhibition, the snow crews had finally gotten around to grooming the trails that led to the lodge.
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