get out of Dodge

To leave; in particular to leave a difficult or dangerous environment with all possible haste.

The pulp mills, he predicts, "are going to just high-grade all the best trees and get the hell out of Dodge


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  • get out of Dodge — in. to leave a place. (Refers to Dodge City, Kansas, and a catchphrase from Western entertainment adventures about this town.) □ Come on, G. Let’s get out of Dodge. □ Things are looking bad here. It’s time to get out of Dodge …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • get out — [v] escape alight, avoid, beat it*, begone, be off, break out, bug off*, buzz off*, clear out, decamp, depart, dodge, duck, egress, evacuate, evade, exit, extricate oneself, flee, fly, free oneself, go, hightail*, kite*, leave, make tracks*, run… …   New thesaurus

  • get out of — Synonyms and related words: arouse, bail out, beg, break away, break jail, break loose, bring forth, bring out, bring to light, call forth, call out, call up, circumvent, cut loose, deduce, derive, ditch, dodge, dog it, double, drag out, draw… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • get out of — EVADE, dodge, shirk, avoid, escape, sidestep; informal duck (out of), wriggle out of, cop out of; Austral./NZ informal duck shove. → get * * * contrive to avoid or escape (a duty or responsibility) they wanted to get out of paying …   Useful english dictionary

  • get out of — how do you plan to get out of this mess? Syn: evade, dodge, shirk, avoid, escape, sidestep; informal duck (out of), wriggle out of, cop out of …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • get out of — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To obtain] Syn. get from, secure, gain; see obtain 1 . 2. [To escape] Syn. flee, fly, run away; see escape . 3. [To evade] Syn. dodge, shun, avoid; see evade 1 . 4. [To leave] Syn. depart, go away, withdraw; see leave 1 . 5.… …   English dictionary for students

  • get out of — Syn: evade, dodge, shirk, avoid, escape, sidestep; informal wriggle out of …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • Dodge City, Kansas — Dodge City redirects here. For others, see Dodge (disambiguation). Dodge City, Kansas   City   The El Capitan cattle drive monument, 2 …   Wikipedia

  • dodge — [n] trick, feint contrivance, device, machination, method, plan, plot, ploy, ruse, scheme, stratagem, strategy, subterfuge, wile; concept 660 dodge [v] avoid circumlocute, dark, deceive, ditch, duck, elude, equivocate, escape, evade, fence, fend… …   New thesaurus

  • dodge — 1. verb 1) she dodged into a crowded restaurant Syn: dart, bolt, dive, lunge, leap, spring 2) he could easily dodge the two cops Syn: elude, evade, avoid, escape, run away from …   Thesaurus of popular words

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