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British pronunciation/tˈeɪk ɐ hˈaɪk/
American pronunciation/tˈeɪk ɐ hˈaɪk/
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used to tell someone to stop bothering one and leave one alone

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take a hike definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "take a hike" and when to use it?

The exact historical origin of the idiom "take a hike" is not precisely documented, as it is an informal expression. However, it is thought to have developed in American English, particularly in the early to mid-20th century. This expression is used to tell someone to leave or go away, often in a somewhat dismissive or irritated manner. It implies that the speaker wants the other person to depart from the current situation or location.

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If you can't be helpful, then take a hike and let us finish the project without your interference.
We decided to take a hike off the beaten route and explore the remote wilderness.
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