go bush

go bush

1. To embrace a simpler, more rural lifestyle, typically by leaving modern city life. My hippie sister really wanted to go bush, but I like modern technology too much to do that.
2. To go wild. The kids will go bush if you let them have all that sugar.
See also: bush, go
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go bush

leave your usual surroundings; run wild.
Bush in the sense of ‘wild, wooded, or uncleared country’ became current among English speakers during 19th-century British colonial expansion. In South Africa it may have been adopted directly from Dutch bosch .
See also: bush, go
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I knew my mum would go bush, especially since my brother would be missing it as well because he's working offshore.
Cartagena, with its statuestudded waterfront, was equally impressive but one of the most memorable evenings of our trip was spent in Mahon, where we decided to 'go bush' and enjoy a simple Minorcan supper of tapas and Rioja on the balcony of a bar which overlooked the port's pretty waterfront.
Cartagena, with its statue-studded waterfront, was equally impressive but one of the most memorable evenings of our trip was spent in Mahon, where we decided to 'go bush' and enjoy a simple Minorcan supper of tapas and Rioja on the balcony of a bar which overlooked the port's pretty waterfront.
Cartagena, with its statue-studded waterfront, was equally impressive but one of the most memorable evenings of our trip was spent in Mahon, where we decided to "go bush" and enjoy a simple Minorcan supper of tapas and Rioja on the balcony of a bar which overlooked the port's pretty waterfront.
A young orphan and his very reluctant keeper "go bush" on the lam from authorities in "Hunt for the Wilderpeople." Based on a tale by the late, prolific New Zealand novelist Barry Crump, Taika Waititi's latest is a pleasing comedy-adventure that pays cheeky homage to key early works from that nation's first filmic renaissance--right down to casting the still-game Sam Neill, who was also a fugitive 40 years ago in Roger Donaldson's "Sleeping Dogs." Despite the humor, there's a cornier, more formulaic core here than in the writer-helmer's prior successes, "Boy" and "What We Do in the Shadows." That didn't stop the Orchard from grabbing North American rights and Focus World from taking international for what is sure to be another home-turf hit.
After Nanna Kate's death life with my aunty and uncle continued along these same ways but we got to go bush more often as Uncle Clarrie worked out on farms a lot and there was still plenty of bush left, and one farm in particular was right in the middle of the forest between Brookton and Perth.
Rainbow Beach in Noosa is a family-friendly beach in Queensland's Sunshine Coast; Go bush walking in Noosa National Park
I also like to go into the Blue Mountains to ride my mountain bike or go bush walking."
She didn't shoot through clear out pack her bags go bush or back of Bourke.