One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘we beat it as fast as we could’
leave, go, go away, depart, get going, get out, be off with you, shoo
scram, be on your way, run along, skedaddle, split, vamoose, scat, get lost, push off, buzz off, shove off, clear off, go jump in the lake, go and jump in the lake
British hop it, bog off, naff off, on your bike, get along, sling your hook
North American bug off, light out, haul off, haul ass, take a powder, hit the trail, take a hike
Australian nick off
NZ Australian rack off
South African voetsak, hamba
vulgar slang bugger off, piss off, fuck off
British vulgar slang sod off
literary begone, avaunt
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