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get on (one's) bike

To go out in pursuit of a job. Primarily heard in UK. You really need to get on your bike before all of your money runs out.
See also: bike, get, on

on your bike

Go away and stop being annoying. (Often stylized as "on yer bike!") God, what a dreadful pun—on your bike! All right kids, on yer bikes, you're starting to get on my nerves!
See also: bike, on

get off (one's) bike

To become angry or irritated. Primarily heard in Australia, Ireland. Don't get off your bike—I wasn't trying to insult you.
See also: bike, get, off

On your bike!

 and Go to your room!
Sl. imperative. Get out of here!; Get on your bike and get out! What a bad joke! No puns allowed here! On your bike! That was a ridiculous remark. Go to your room!
See also: on

get off your bike

AUSTRALIAN, INFORMAL
If someone gets off their bike, they become so angry or upset that they cannot control themselves. It was just an accident — there's no need to get off your bike!
See also: bike, get, off

get on your bike

BRITISH, INFORMAL
1. People sometimes say get on your bike to tell someone that they no longer have a job. By the end of the week Neilsen had been told to get on his bike by new boss Jim Dale. Note: This expression is sometimes written `get on yer bike', to represent an informal pronunciation of `your'. `Get us promoted or get on yer bike!' That's Derby's ultimatum to their manager Andy Cox after their disappointing season.
2. If you get on your bike, you make an effort to find work, travelling to different places. He will for ever be remembered for telling the unemployed to "get on your bike" even though he never said it.
See also: bike, get, on

on your bike

BRITISH, INFORMAL
People sometimes say on your bike to tell someone angrily to go away. Go on, on your bike, mate! Note: This expression is sometimes spelled `on yer bike', to represent an informal pronunciation of `your'. I've had enough! On yer bike!
See also: bike, on

get off your bike

become annoyed.Australian & New Zealand informal
1939 Xavier Herbert Capricornia ‘I tell you I saw no-one.’ ‘Don't get off your bike, son.—I know you're tellin' lies.’
See also: bike, get, off

on your bike!

1 go away! 2 take action! British informal
Sense 2 became a catchphrase in 1980s Britain, when it was used as an exhortation to the unemployed to show initiative in their attempt to find work. It was taken from a speech by the Conservative politician Norman Tebbit in which he said of his unemployed father: ‘He did not riot, he got on his bike and looked for work.’
See also: on

on your bike!

(British English, informal) a rude or humorous way of telling somebody to go away: ‘Can I borrow some money, Dave?’ ‘On your bike!’
See also: on

bike

n. a motorcycle; a bicycle. You have to wear a helmet with a bike that size, don’t you?

bike boys

n. cops; the police. Look out! Here come the bike boys.
See also: bike, boy

On your bike!

and Go to your room!
imperative Get out of here!; Go away and stop bothing me. (Neither is to be taken literally.) What a bad joke! No puns allowed here! On your bike! Nasty mouth! Such talk! Go to your room!
See also: on
References in periodicals archive ?
FOR A SERVICE Try: Gear Up in Bromford Drive, Hodgehill (0121 448 3739); Bicycielo in Temple Street (0121 643 4442); The Bike Foundry in Stirchley (0121 459 7276); BikePro Racing in Kings Heath High Street (0121 4411199); Cycle Chain on the Carina narrowboat at Cambrian Wharf (07931 520 598); the Cycle Service Centre (part of the Sutton Runner shop) in Stonehouse Road (0121 355 2901); Fort Dunlop Cycling (0121 749 2774); iCycle in Bearwood (0121 428 5040); Ladypool Cycles (0121 449 9988); Northfield Cycles (0121 477 8889); On Your Bike in Digbeth (0121 666 6933); Sprocket Cycles in Digbeth (0121 633 0730); Tri-1st in Harborne (0121 472 0459) or Venture Bikes in Stirchley (0121 459 5995 or 07743 863 971).
Full suspension bikes have suspension at the rear as well as the front, giving them higher shock absorption.
In the Netherlands, a different breed of bike sharing run by the national railroad makes some 5,000 bikes available at more than 240 rail stations and other popular commuting spots.
He said there were serial numbers for most bikes, and urged potential victim have their serial numbers available when they contact us police to reclaim their bikes.
As part of our discussion regarding the bike parking legislation, we were successful in incorporating provisions that would make the operation of this dedicated bike parking space safe, affordable for the building owner and not a disruption to the daily operation of the building.
Is my child strong enough to mount a bike and propel himself forward?
For more information, call Earl's Bike Shop at (360) 746-2401.
Bikers from around the region will have the opportunity to participate in the freestyle bike demonstrations.
Because he isn't quite as widely known as celebrity designers including James, Matt Hotch and Paul Yaffe, Garner can offer customers bikes for $30,000 to $60,000.
To design a bent bike specially built for speed, Too experiments with the seat angle and height, and leg distance to the pedals.
The first method is simply to have someone measure your knee flexion angle while you sit on the bike.
The wetsuit may take the chill off the water and help the swimmer swim a bit faster, but precious time can be lost in the transition from swim to bike.
After a moment of slient prayer, I mounted my bike and released the kick-stand.
Sources in the bike industry said heavy bikes (250-600cc) are being used by law enforcement forces, motorway and traffic police, highway authorities etc.
Bike share companies have been up and running in Scottsdale since November.