get up the yard

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The earliest usage may be traced to a primary school in Dublin, Ireland. Initially, in the 1960s, the phrase meant what it literally denoted: it was a command to get up the yard, the school yard at St. Pius X National School in Templeogue, Dublin. Older pupils appointed as wardens would shout at children to Get up the yard!, away from the road.

Interjection[edit]

get up the yard

  1. (idiomatic, Dublin) Get lost!
  2. (idiomatic, Dublin) Nonsense! I don't believe you.
  3. (idiomatic, Dublin) I disagree.