What does hit the road mean?


Idiom Meaning:

leave from somewhere


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Bound for Glory (1976)

Time of Scene: ~00:01:20

Carl: Hey, Wood.

Woody Guthrie: Yeah.

Old Man Jenkins: Cherry wine. Goddamit, Woody. I got half a notion to pull up stakes and hit the road for California.

Carl: I been thinking about down the Gulf of Mexico or the Rio Grande valley. Just somewheres I can grow some fruit, peaches. Them Indian blood peaches with that red meat.


Connie and Carla (2004)

Time of Scene: ~00:29:00

Connie: Let your eyes crinkle, let your skin wrinkle. Our lines show that we’ve lived. If he doesn’t love you when you look like a map, tell him to hit the road.


Romancing the Stone (1984)

Time of Scene: ~00:54:50

Jack Colton: I understand you have a car. We would like to buy it or rent it, we need to get to a town.

Juan: What do you call this I’m living in, a pigsty?

Jack Colton: Oh, no this is great.

Juan: Hit the road.

Jack Colton: No, senor, see we…

Juan: Hit. The. Road.

Jack Colton: But we…

Juan: Vaya con dios, gringo.

Jack Colton: Okay, Joan Wilder, write us out of this one.

Juan: Joan Wilder. Joan Wilder? The Joan Wilder?

Juan: You are Joan Wilder, the novelist?

Joan Wilder: Well, yes I am.



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