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go jump in a/the lake

Go away and leave me alone! Jenny: "The experiment might work better if you actually knew what you were supposed to be mixing together." Steve: "You know what, Jenny? Why don't you jump in a lake?"
See also: jump, lake

go fly a kite

Go away and leave me alone! Jenny: "The experiment might work better if you actually knew what you were supposed to be mixing together." Steve: "You know what, Jenny? Why don't you go fly a kite?"
See also: fly, kite

Go chase yourself!

 and Go climb a tree!; Go fly a kite!; Go jump in the lake!
Inf. Go away and stop bothering me! Bob: Get out of here. Bill! You're driving mecrazy! Go chase yourself'. Bill: What did I do to you? Bob: You're just in the way. Bill: Dad, can I have ten bucks? Father: Go climb a tree! Fred: Stop pestering me, John. Go jump in the lake! John: What did I do? Bob: Well, Bill, don't you owe me some money? Bill: Go fly a kite!
See also: chase

go fly a kite

Also, go chase yourself or climb a tree or jump in the lake or sit on a tack or soak your head . Go away and stop bothering me, as in Quit it, go fly a kite, or Go jump in the lake. All of these somewhat impolite colloquial imperatives date from the first half of the 1900s and use go as described under go and.
See also: fly, kite

go (and) jump in the lake

go away and stop being a nuisance. informal
1998 New Scientist He is in some unexplained way independent of his genes…if they don't like what he does, his genes can go jump in the lake.
See also: jump, lake

go (and) jump in a/the ˈlake

(spoken) used to tell somebody in a rude way to go away or to stop doing something: I’m sick of you and your stupid questions. Go and jump in the lake!She made me so angry that I told her to go jump in a lake.
See also: jump, lake

Go chase yourself!

and Go chase your tail! and Go climb a tree! and Go fly a kite! and Go fry an egg! and Go jump in the lake! and Go soak your head! and Go soak yourself!
exclam. Beat it!; Go away! Oh, go chase yourself! Go soak your head! You’re a pain in the neck.
See also: chase

Go jump in the lake!

verb
See also: jump

Take a running jump (in the lake)!

exclam. Go away!; Get away from me! You can just take a running jump in the lake, you creep!
See also: jump, running, take

go fly a kite

Get lost! Kite flying is an activity that is done far less now than in previous centuries. Accordingly, “go fly a kite!” is heard far less than “get lost!” “take a hike!” and “get your ass out of here!” (or something stronger).
See also: fly, kite
References in classic literature ?
At ten minutes past six we reached the Kaltbad station, where there is a spacious hotel with great verandas which command a majestic expanse of lake and mountain scenery.
The fisherman asked for three days, which were granted, and he then cast his nets in the lake, and again caught four different coloured fish.
The country around the lake was well cultivated, for the Mormons are mostly farmers; while ranches and pens for domesticated animals, fields of wheat, corn, and other cereals, luxuriant prairies, hedges of wild rose, clumps of acacias and milk-wort, would have been seen six months later.
Matthew saw that she was faint, and kneeling down, supported her in his arms, while he threw some of the thrillingly cold water of the enchanted lake upon her face and bosom.
Captain Bonneville doubts this report, or that the men accomplished the circumnavigation, because, he says, the lake receives several large streams from the mountains which bound it to the east.
To behold the Northwest Company in all its state and grandeur, however, it was necessary to witness an annual gathering at the great interior place of conference established at Fort William, near what is called the Grand Portage, on Lake Superior.
From my window here in Bellaggio, I have a view of the other side of the lake now, which is as beautiful as a picture.
In 1859, in the month of August, the young traveller, Roscher, from Hamburg, set out with a caravan of Arab merchants, reached Lake Nyassa, and was there assassinated while he slept.
On the edge of the lake we helped von Schoenvorts build his primitive refinery.
Here we turned away toward the north, skirting the marshes and after several days arriving at what I have called Long Lake.
A strayed Indian from Lake Le Barge was willing to take his place; but Kama was obdurate.
There was the bright little water spring, from which we drank when we were weary and thirsty in sultry summer days, still bubbling its way downward to the lake as cheerily as ever.
Perceiving their simplicity, he cast down a huge log into the lake.
1) In gnaw no radishes and cabbages and pumpkins, nor feed on green leeks and parsley; for these are food for you who live in the lake.
For this reason, Liverpool decided to shoot the rapid stream connecting Linderman to Lake Bennett with the fully loaded boat.