go to earth

go to earth

To hide at a location where one will not easily be found. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I needed to go to earth at my vacation home after making that huge blunder at work.
See also: earth

go to earth

BRITISH
If you go to earth, you hide from someone or something. The girl who had supplied the guns stayed put for a couple of weeks before she, too, went to earth. Compare with go to ground. Note: A fox's hole is called an earth. In hunting, this expression is used to refer to a fox hiding in its earth.
See also: earth

go to earth

go into hiding.
Go to earth is used literally of a hunted animal hiding in a burrow or earth. Compare with go to ground (at ground).
See also: earth

go to ˈearth/ˈground

(British English) hide, especially to escape from somebody who is chasing you: His family never saw him again. He went to ground and they heard nothing else of him until he died last year.
This expression refers to a fox hiding underground when it is hunted.
See also: earth, ground
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Of course, that should be Fox-hunting as our Defence Secretary desperately tries to go to earth.
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He decides to go to earth where it looks very colourful.
The fox cannot go to earth, as the holes are blocked the night before to prevent escape.
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But the bulk of the no-longer-wanted items go to Earth Protection Services Inc.
They go to Earth to wreak havoc, freezing the gates of hell on the way.
If Nicky wants his old man to live, he must go to earth, release the evil within himself and defeat his brothers.
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I went to an engagement/housewarming party and I still managed to go to Earth.
It tells the story of a young boy in Heaven, who refuses to go to Earth when his time to be born arrives.
Most of the rest will go to Earth Protection Services Inc.
When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, Gardner is eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars.