take to the tall timber(s)(redirected from take to the tall timbers)
take to the tall timber(s)
To leave quickly and covertly. Primarily heard in US. I think Adam took to the tall timber—no one has seen or heard from him in weeks The foreign army swept into the country, brought down the dictatorship, then took to the tall timbers just as quickly.
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