head for the hills


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head for the hills

1. To move to higher ground, as in preparation for or response to a natural disaster. There are bound to be tsunamis after an earthquake like that. We'd better head for the hills!
2. To flee hastily; to clear out or depart quickly. You better head for the hills before mom comes home and sees what you did to her car. The bandits all headed for the hills when they heard the marshall was riding into town.
See also: head, hill

head for the hills

 and take to the hills; run for the hills 
1. Lit. to flee to higher ground. The river's rising. Head for the hills! Head for the hills! Here comes the flood!
2. Fig. to depart quickly. Here comes crazy Joe. Run for the hills. Everyone is heading for the hills because that boring Mr. Simpson is coming here again.
See also: head, hill

head for (or take to) the hills

run away; decamp.
2003 The Press (York) Marisa fears Marshall will head for the hills as soon as he discovers this elegant young woman's true identity.
See also: head, hill
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Slow Readers Club, The Bluetones and The Boomtown Rats area headlining Head for the Hills in Ramsbottom this weekend
MAKE A DATE: Diving Station play Head For The Hills Festival on Friday, September 14 and The Eagle Inn, Salford, on Sunday, September 16.
Head for the Hills released its third studio album, "Blue Ruin," in July.
HEAD FOR THE HILLS, who has next month's big Aintree bumper as his seasonal objective, can enhance his claims by winning the St Modwen Intermediate National Hunt Flat Race (5.05) at Newcastle today, writes Tom O'Ryan.
From the in-form Peter Beaumont stable, on a high after two near misses at Cheltenham last week and a Midlands National triumph with Young Kenny at Uttoxeter on Saturday, Head For The Hills is a horse of immense potential.
There's much more to come from Head For The Hills, and although it is over six weeks since he last ran, he is fancied to have too much firepower for Wynyard Damsel, whose recent course-and-distance success was achieved in a falsely-run race.
Ask yourself this: if your chap knew he could head for the hills, and there find 100 girlies offering free sex with no commitment (not even dinner to buy!) wouldn't you have to nail his feet to the floor?
Police warned thousands of people expected to head for the hills this weekend not to risk their lives.
Opening the concert is acoustic band Head for the Hills. Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance, through TicketsWest outlets and at mcdonaldtheatre.com.
I have to confess even an old cynic like me can't wait for the day when I drop that hardtop and head for the hills.
In order to attract mates, raise their young and warn each other of predators, they have to head for the hills.
Fusion bluegrass band Head for the Hills will play at 9:30 p.m.
The band also is selling a limited edition "Head for the Hills 2009 Commemorative Poster" by Rob Marx.
"The shared vision amongst the members of Head for the Hills is not only to carry on the spirit of bluegrass," the release says, "but also to expand the general definition as we venture through the post- traditional bluegrass era."