take it on the lam

take it on the lam

To make an escape or go on the run (from police or punishment). I really think you should turn yourself in. The judge is going to be much less lenient if you take it on the lam. A witness saw the two bank robbers taking it on the lam in a beat-up old station wagon.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

take it on the lam

Sl. to get out of town; to run away. (Underworld.) Both crooks took it on the lam when things got hot. Walt knew that the time had come to take it on the lam.
See also: lam, on, take
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

take it on the lam

tv. to get out of town; to run away. (Underworld.) Bruno knew that the time had come to take it on the lam.
See also: lam, on, take
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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