take it on the lam
Definition of take it on the lam
: to try to escape —used mainly to suggest or imitate the language of old movies about gangsters She stole a lot of money from her employer and took it on the lam.
Word by Word Definitions
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: something that is taken:
: the amount of money received : proceeds, receipts, income
: share, cut
: to beat soundly : thrash
: strike, thrash
: to flee hastily : scram
: sudden or hurried flight especially from the law
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