Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to dodge: ford, chevy, jeep

dodge a bullet

To narrowly avoid something or some situation that turns out to be undesirable, disastrous, dangerous, or otherwise harmful. A: "I heard that John has become a drug addict and is living out of his car. Didn't you two used to date?" B: "Yeah, but we broke up about five years ago. Looks like I dodged a bullet on that one." I really dodged the bullet when my exam was postponed to next week, as I hadn't studied for it at all!
See also: bullet, dodge

get (the hell) out of Dodge

To leave or depart from a place, especially quickly or with marked urgency. A reference to Dodge City, Kansas, the clichéd setting of cowboy and western films from the early to mid-1900s. It looks like things are getting pretty tense in here, let's get out of Dodge! With our creditors becoming increasingly aggressive, we decided to just get the hell out of Dodge and leave it all behind.
See also: dodge, get, of, out

dodge the column

shirk your duty; avoid work. British informal
Column is a military term which refers to the usual formation of troops for marching.
See also: column, dodge


n. a swindle; a scam; a deception. What sort of dodge did you get flimflammed with?

get out of Dodge

in. to leave a place. (Refers to Dodge City, Kansas, and a cliché from Western entertainment adventures about this town.) Things are looking bad here. It’s time to get out of Dodge.
See also: dodge, get, of, out
References in periodicals archive ?
Racing participants who qualify will get to experience the Dodge Viper ACR, the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever
Each of these vehicles delivers the four key attributes of the Dodge brand: bold, powerful, capable and street smart .
Phelps Dodge chair and CEO Steven Whisler, 51, would keep that title in the new company.
Instead, she shows the cameraman her "sculptures," which Dodge made but Kahn hadn't seen until they began shooting.
A goal was that they would produce a look that someone who was looking in a rear-view mirror would be able to identify as Dodge even from 100 yards away.
Phelps Dodge was amongst El Paso's largest industrial users.
Documents filed with the SEC by Phelps Dodge will be available free of charge on the investor relations portion of the Phelps Dodge web site at www.
The Dodge brand is offering fans a unique opportunity to bring the style and design of their Dodge brand vehicle to their home garage," said Tim Kuniskis, President and Chief Executive Officer -- Dodge Brand and SRT Brand, FCA -- North America.
We take in the horses, retrain them, and then adopt them out to good homes where feasible,'' Dodge said.
The feature race of the night pitted Richard Rawlings' Gas Monkey Garage custom 1967 Dodge Dart powered by the 707-horsepower Dodge SRT Hellcat powertrain against Roadkill's "General Mayhem" 1968 Dodge Charger, also upfitted with the 707-horsepower Dodge SRT Hellcat powertrain.
Dodge has a great eye for detail and an impeccable sense of design.
Dodge, with the Dakota, offers a middle ground for truck buyers.
Cummins has been the sole supplier of diesel engines for the Dodge Ram since 1988, shipping approximately 160,000 engines in 2006.
New 2016 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker and Charger R/T Scat Pack Models in Plum Crazy Will Be Shown at the Dodge Display at 13 Mile and Woodward Ave in Royal Oak, Mich.