head south

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and head South
  1. in.
    to fall; to go down. (Securities markets. This is a way of saying down. South is usually “down” on a map.) : The market headed South today at the opening bell.
  2. in.
    to quit; to drop out of sight. : After pulling the bank job, Shorty went South for a few months.
  3. in.
    to make an escape; to disappear. : The mugger went South just after the crime.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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