pack your bags


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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.
See also: bag, pack

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.
See also: bag, pack
References in classic literature ?
Get the first active servant you can find in the house to pack your bag in ten minutes, take leave of the admiral, and come back at once with me to the London train.
A TELLING you to pack your bags would be the sweetest language this man has used in quite some time.
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And as you reluctantly pack your bags, you'll regret that you couldn't explore more.
Pack your bags and celebrate Turkey Day in style with your favorite cartoon babies.
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