run for the hills

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run for the hills

1. To move to higher ground, as in preparation for or in response to a natural disaster. There are bound to be tidal waves after an earthquake like that. We'd better run for the hills!
2. To flee hastily; to clear out or depart quickly. Uh oh, Uncle Jerome's been drinking again. Run for the hills, everyone! The staff all ran for the hills when it was announced that there would be a stock-take at the end of the shift.
See also: hill, run
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This year sees the launch of a new series led by Dr John Pikoulis, with the first bus tour - Running for the Hills with Horatio Clare - taking place this Saturday.
Clare is a writer, radio producer and journalist, whose book, Running for the Hills, tells the story of his parents' purchase of a Black Mountains farm above Cwmdu and his childhood memories there.
That either spells a week on the edge of your seat watching all those dreams come true or running for the hills to escape.
Pennsylvania State University glaciologist Richard Alley said: 'We're not running for the hills but this is a wake-up call to getserious.
While options players are denoting hints of pessimism, the short selling crowd is running for the hills.
The first, Running For The Hills with Horatio, is on July 24.
Clare is a writer, radio producer and journalist, whose book, Running For The Hills, tells the story of his parents' purchase of a farm in the Black Mountains above Cwmdu and his childhood memories there.
On the other hand, EMC's recent rally has sent short sellers running for the hills.
However, a negative report could send the equity through its last bastion of support and send the bulls running for the hills.
Another positive report could send some of these bears running for the hills, increasing buying pressure on the shares.
Another solid rejection at its 20-week and a break below the 16 level could send the bullish options speculators running for the hills.
A break above resistance at the 50 level could send the bears running for the hills, increasing the buying strength for the stock.
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