pack (one's) bag(s)

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pack (one's) bag(s)

To leave some place or a position (especially one's job) and not come back. Often used as an imperative. They told me to pack my bags after they caught me sleeping at my desk. I've had enough of you, Dan. Pack your bags and get out of my house!
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pack your bags

COMMON If you pack your bags, you suddenly leave where you live or work, or stop being involved in something, usually because of a disagreement. After a huge row she packed her bags and never came back. If things go wrong and our conditions are not met, we will simply pack our bags and leave.
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pack your bag (or bags)

put your belongings in a bag or suitcase in preparation for your imminent departure.
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ˌpack your ˈbags

(informal) prepare to leave a place permanently, especially after a disagreement: He hadn’t paid any rent for three months so she told him to pack his bags.
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Nebny members and volunteers gather to pack bags every day in Ramadan.
Most people favour a certain charity - the schools that pack bags irritate me, a teacher with a silly indulgent smile on their face while their little darlings throw your potatoes on top of your eggs.
IN reply to the letter moaning about supermarkets allowing volunteers to pack bags. When I bag-pack for my daughter's dance school we always ask shoppers if they would like a hand.
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His three children had been due to go on the trip with his partner Clare Duncan, 30, who had helped pack bags.
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Their eyes met when car park team leader Phil was sent to pack bags at the till where Christine worked.
BARCLAYS employees left their desks to pack bags in a supermarket and raised pounds 1,334.52 for a local stroke unit.
Clubs like Hardwick have to rattle buckets and pack bags every week just to survive.
Salendine Nook High school pupils pack bags at Sainsbury's to raise funds for their football trip to Barcelona
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The air cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron and members of the Nuneaton-based Veterans Contact Point joined various volunteer groups at the Salvation Army Hall to help pack bags of food for deserving families and to wrap Christmas presents for their children.
Headteacher Gill Stringer said: "The parents, staff and pupils who came down to pack bags worked very hard and we were really happy with the overwhelming response."
Sainsbury's say most of their 10,000 temporary staff will work in customer services such as checkouts and helping to pack bags.