(one had) better be going

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(one had) better be going

Said when one is about to or needs to leave. Well, we had better be going. It was lovely to see you, as always. Better be going before I miss my train! You'd better be going if you want to make it to Pittsburgh by nightfall.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(I'd) better be going.

 and (I'd) better be off.
an expression announcing the need to depart. Bob: Better be going. Got to get home. Bill: Well, if you must, you must. Bye. Fred: It's midnight. I'd better be off. Henry: Okay. Bye, Fred. Henry: Better be off. It's starting to snow. John: Yes, it looks bad out.
See also: better, going
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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