get off your bike

bike

1 [bahyk]
noun
1.
Informal.
a.
b.
c.
a motorcycle.
2.
Harness Racing. a sulky with tires like those of a bicycle.
verb (used without object), biked, biking.
3.
to ride a bike: I bike to work.
Idioms
4.
get off one's bike, Australian Informal. to lose control of oneself or become angry.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; alteration of bicycle

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bike1 (baɪk)
 
n, —vb
1.  informal bicycle short for motorcycle
2.  slang (Brit) on your bike away you go
3.  slang (Austral), (NZ) get off one's bike to lose one's self-control
 
n
4.  slang a promiscuous woman: the town bike

bike or (Scot) byke2 (bəɪk, baɪk, bəɪk, baɪk)
 
n
1.  a wasps' or bees' nest
 
vb
2.  to swarm
 
[C14: of uncertain origin]
 
byke or (Scot) byke2
 
n
 
vb
 
[C14: of uncertain origin]

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bike
1882, Amer.Eng., shortened and altered form of bicycle.
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