get away from it all

get away from it all

To escape one's everyday life and problems, typically by taking a vacation. Ugh, I just need to get away from it all—let's go to the beach this weekend.
See also: all, away, get

get aˈway from it all

(informal) go away somewhere on holiday/vacation, etc. in order to escape from pressures at work, home, city life, etc: We went walking to get away from it all for a while.Why don’t you get away from it all and have a weekend in the mountains?
See also: all, away, get

get away from it all

Escape one’s responsibilities, problems, or work. This phrase, enlarging on the much older to get away (from ca. 1300), dates only from the twentieth century. It generally denotes a temporary respite rather than a permanent escape, as in “I’m going off for a long weekend—I need to get away from it all.”
See also: all, away, get
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If you want something even quieter, perhaps slightly upmarket (maybe for a honeymoon or similar get away from it all) two miles away the Mara Explorer has just ten tents, the very private open verandahs each with a cast iron bath.
SUMMERSCOPE If you get a chance to get away from it all for a while, pack your duffel and go!