go to the country(redirected from went to the country)
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go to the country
1. To travel to a more rural or remote area than one's current location. I want to go to the country on Saturday, to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
2. To hold an election. This usage is primarily heard in the UK and Australia. After spending a year out of office, I plan to go to the country next year.
go to the countryBRITISH
COMMON If a head of government or a government goes to the country, they hold a general election. Strictly speaking, the Prime Minister doesn't have to go to the country for another year.