on the lam

Definition of on the lam

US, informal

  1. :  trying to avoid being caught by the police two escaped convicts on the lam

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to beat soundly :  thrash

    :  strike, thrash

    :  to flee hastily :  scram

  1. :  sudden or hurried flight especially from the law

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