take it on the lam

Definition of take it on the lam

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  to beat soundly :  thrash

    :  strike, thrash

    :  to flee hastily :  scram

  1. :  sudden or hurried flight especially from the law

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