take a hike

Slang Dictionary

hike definition


  1. n.
    a monetary increase. : Another hike in the electric rates takes place this spring.
  2. tv.
    to increase an amount of money. : I wanted them to hike my salary, but they refused.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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take a hike definition


and take a walk
  1. tv.
    to leave; to beat it. : I had enough of the boss and the whole place, so I cleaned out my desk and took a walk. , Get out! It's time for you to take a walk.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

take a hike

Go hiking; also, go away. For example, We asked Jim to take a hike with us but he didn't want to, or I've had enough of youtake a hike! The latter usage is a slangy imperative. Also see take a walk.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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