got to take off

(I've) got to take off

I need to leave. Well, I've got to take off. It was lovely to see you, as always. Got to take off before I miss my train!
See also: off, take
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(I've) got to take off.

Fig. a phrase announcing one's need to depart. (See also (I) have to shove off for other possible variations.) Mary: Got to take off. Bye. Bob: Leaving so soon? Mary: Yes. Time to go. Bob: Bye. "Look at the time. I've got to take off!" shrieked Alice.
See also: off, take
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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