take to the hills

take to the hills
   to escape
   You are free from captivity, real or figurative:
    I really thought seriously of taking to the hills with our little Laura. (B. Forbes, 1983 — he was thinking of deserting his wife)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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