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get (the hell) out of Dodge
To leave or depart from a place, especially quickly or with marked urgency. A reference to Dodge City, Kansas, the clichéd setting of cowboy and western films from the early to mid-1900s. It looks like things are getting pretty tense in here, let's get out of Dodge! With our creditors becoming increasingly aggressive, we decided to just get the hell out of Dodge and leave it all behind.
get outta (something)
1. Literally, to exit something or some place. (In all of these usages, "outta" is a colloquial contraction of "out of.") Please don't get outta the car until I've brought it to a complete stop. You really need to get outta the house more often!
2. To move off some path, road, course, etc. We'd better get outta the road, there's an ambulance screaming toward us. Hey, Mike! Get outta the way, would ya? I'm trying to move these crates!
3. To leave or depart from a particular place. I think we'd better get outta here—things are starting to look a little bit rough! I'd like to get outta town for a while.
4. To contrive to evade, avoid, or withdraw from some obligation. Don't think you can get outta your chores that easily! I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get outta that financial results meeting next week.
5. To no longer be in some state or condition. The party started getting outta hand, so I had to send everyone home. It sounds like your car's engine has gotten a bit outta kilter.
get outta here
1. interjection An exclamation of surprise, disbelief, or incredulity. (Colloquial contraction of "get out of here.") Sally's brother is dating my cousin? Get outta here! You just won the lottery? Get outta here!
2. verb To leave or depart from a specific place. Also used as a command to do so. (Colloquial contraction of "get out of here.") I think we'd better get outta here, things are starting to look a little bit rough. Get outta here, you hooligans!
I'm out of here
slang I'm leaving. "Out of" is commonly shortened colloquially as "outta." I don't have to listen to this criticism—I'm outta here! OK, well, the train comes in five minutes, so I'm out of here.
it's outta here
In baseball, said when a batter hits the ball beyond the outfield fence (a home run). It's outta here! A three-run shot for Smith in the bottom of the eighth!
colloquial A shortening of "out of" into a single word. I think we'd better get outta here, things are starting to look a little bit rough. That's it, I'm not waiting any longer—I'm outta here!
the arse is gone right out of her
Said of some situation or set of circumstances that are completely out of control or have gone totally wrong. "The" and "her" are often spelled colloquially as "da" and "'er," respectively. Primarily heard in Newfoundland, Canada. We were all flying high when the economy was booming a few years back, but the arse is gone right out of 'er now!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
I'm out of here.and I'm outa here.
Inf. I am leaving this minute. In three minutes I'm outa here. I'm out of here. Bye.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
I’m out of hereand I’m outa here and I’m outie
sent. I am leaving this minute. In three minutes I’m outa here.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.