(go) jump in a/the lake

idiom

Definition of (go) jump in a/the lake

chiefly US, informal
used as an angry way to tell someone to go away
  • I was so mad at him that I told him to go jump in the lake.

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

jump play
  1. : to spring into the air : leap

  2. : to move suddenly or involuntarily : start

  3. : to move energetically : hustle

  1. : an act of jumping : leap

  2. : any of several sports competitions featuring a leap, spring, or bound

  3. : a leap in figure skating in which the skater leaves the ice with both feet and turns in the air

  1. : exactly, pat

lake play
  1. : a considerable inland body of standing water

  1. : a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

  2. : any of numerous usually bright translucent organic pigments composed essentially of a soluble dye absorbed on or combined with an inorganic carrier

  3. : carmine

  1. : to cause (blood) to undergo a physiological change in which the hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma

  2. : to undergo the process by which hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma


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