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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Before long it was time to hit the road and head south along the Pacific.
With the weather warming up and our usual eating haunts filling up with visitors to the island, now is the time to hit the road and venture into cooler climes.
And then, hangovers notwithstanding, it's time to hit the road Jack - back to office commuting, paper-pushing, stressing about budgets and deadlines, rubbing elbows with the hoi polloi, dealing with bosses suddenly bereft of holiday bonhomie.
Whether you are going for a saunter or a stroll, it's time to hit the road. You may have to circumvent the planet this weekend.
Then it's time to hit the road again with the return fixture at Monmore Green later the same night (8pm).
On the other hand, maybe it's also time to hit the road. More than ever, flower farmers are throwing open the gates for in-depth workshops, dinner parties, and sweet-scented sleepovers that will have you dreaming in color.
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.
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The ultra-chic Miix 720 Windows(r) detachable includes the features needed to work smarter, combining an ultra-crisp 12-inch QHD+ display and precision touchpad-enabled keyboard with up to 7th Gen Intel(r) Core(tm) i7 processor and Thunderbolt(tm) 3, the fastest port available on a PC today.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.
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.