time to hit the road

(It's) time to hit the road.

 and (I'd) better hit the road.; (I've) got to hit the road.
Inf. Fig. a phrase indicating that it is time that one departed. (See also (I) have to shove off and (It's) time to run for other possible variations.) Henry: Look at the clock. It's past midnight. It's time to hit the road. Andy: Yeah. We've got to go. Sue: Okay, good night. Bill: I've got to hit the road. I have a long day tomorrow. Mary: Okay, good night. Bill: Bye, Mary.
See also: hit, road, time
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The best time to hit the road is early in the morning or just after the morning commute.
And then it was time to hit the road, heading north to the beautifully manicured chocolate box city of Roswell.
2 When it's time to hit the road - or your next meeting - you can simply remove the keyboard to instantly transform the Miix 720 into a feature-rich touch-screen tablet.
It's time to hit the road as Jaitley promises to change the way you travel Road
So time to hit the road and test it along with the other man in my life, who did query if he could drive.
Sooner or later, this bear of a winter will inevitably draw to a close and it'll be time to hit the road.
After a hearty breakfast it was time to hit the road en route to checkpoint number one.
IT IS time to hit the road with another comedy courtesy of John Godber and Hull Truck Theatre.
LOS ANGELES: Soul legend Tina Turner unveiled plans to tour for the first time in eight years after her friend and film icon Sophia Loren told her it was time to hit the road again.
As opposed to spending five minutes at a Taco Bell drive-thru, using the saved time to hit the road in search of points.
Germino said now is a good time to hit the road and try to win some new fans, because his children have grown up enough to not be hurt by his touring.
Once all your necessary checks have been carried out and your car and caravan are loaded, it's time to hit the road.
After three days of rest it was time to hit the road again, this time heading home.
Come on boys, it's time to hit the road -- back to clubland.
It was then time to hit the road to travel a little further south to Yadkinville, N.