head for the hills

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Verb1.head for the hills - fleehead for the hills - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
flee, take flight, fly - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
skedaddle - run away, as if in a panic
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Get ready to pack those picnic baskets and head for the hills - at least the Dubai Hills, for a free outdoor cinema experience.
Colorado-based bluegrass band Head for the Hills plays at 8 p.
Leo should head for the hills in Argentina and celebrate.
This weekend, Kris Ohlenkamp will rise at dawn, head for the hills, then keep an eagle-eyed watch for plumes.
As for the substance of the book, well, I don't think I'm giving anything away if I tell you that the answer Podhoretz offers to the question posed in his tide is not "No, She's Invincible, Head for the Hills," but "Yes, And here Are the Eleven Herbs and Spices in My Secret Stop Hillary Recipe.
A new pastor watches folks head for the hills because he welcomes Spanish-speaking Catholics hitherto ignored by the old regime.
LIVING in south Anglesey, with views of Snowdonia from my home, I have lost count of the number of times we made a spur-of-the-moment decision to jump in the car and head for the hills - usually along the A4086 - joining it from the B4547 at Brynrefail, at one end of Padarn Lake.
The latest satellite navigation system makes light work of finding your way around the winding country roads if you are really going off the beaten track for a hike, and the radio/CD player will keep you entertained as you head for the hills.
When I hear news like this, it makes me want to head for the hills.