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take a long walk off a short pier

Go away and leave me alone. What you are doing or saying is really irritating. I'm really tired of your constant criticisms. Why don't you take a long walk off a short pier?
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take a long walk on a short pier

To go away and leave one alone because what is being done or said is very irritating. Often used as an imperative. (A less common variant on the phrase "take a walk off a short pier.") A: "The experiment might work better if you actually knew what you were supposed to be mixing together." B: "You know what, Jenny? Why don't you take a long walk on a short pier?"
See also: long, on, pier, short, take, walk

Take a long walk off a short pier.

 and Go play in the traffic.
Inf. Get out of here!; Go do something that will get you permanently out of here! Get out of here! Take a long walk off a short pier! You bother me. Go play in the traffic.
See also: long, off, pier, short, take, walk
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"The wonderful kiosks on the pier will be opening into the evening, and there will be a bar, so all the family can enjoy warm drinks and food whilst taking in the spectacular scenery and celebrating the achievements of the swimmers.
Sea plane instructor and adventure flyer, Hamish Mitchell, who has landed his aircraft close to the pier near his holiday cottage, said: "This is almost too stupid for words.
"Anyone caught carrying out such acts will be removed from the Pier and banned immediately.
Clevedon Pier, Somerset, opened in 1869 and reconstructed in the 1980s after its partial collapse in 1970 (photo: 2017)
The proposition by local businessmen meeting at the New Inn in November 1877 of constructing a substantial pier, with its associated pavilion, kiosks and gift shops, must have excited the Earl as he became principal shareholder for the venture.
Although councillors backed plans to dismantle the pier, there are steps being taken to redevelop a "truncated pier" in its place.
morecambe Fire and storms meant the West End Pier, here in 1896, shut in 1977
For systems with larger pier cross-sections, the data presented in Figures 5-7 confirm that the ultimate strengths of the pier systems do not change with the installation of the FRP wraps.
Most of the fishing piers have bait and tackle shops that also rent fishing rods and equipment.
There was always an End of the Pier show as well, but I think a lot of this fell out of favor as times and people's tastes changed.
The history of Birnbeck Island and its pier is a long and turbulent one: initial success, followed by years of decline and plenty of bad luck, big ideas and little money.
And the Rolling Stones played four gigs - including one in August 1964, a week before an infamous Mods v Rockers bank holiday riot rocked the pier.
Britain's oldest iron pleasure pier still draws crowds at Southport.