go jump in the lake

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go jump in the lake

  1. (idiomatic, pejorative, colloquial) Used to tell someone to go away, or that their request will not be met.
    • 1917, Ontario. Royal Nickel Commission, George Thomas Holloway, Report of the Royal Ontario Nickel Commission: with appendix, page 22:
      ... to sell it to the Mond or the International Nickel Company, and if they didn't choose to take it from us, they would tell us to go jump in the lake.
    • 1985, Australia. Parliament. Senate, Parliamentary debates, Senate, weekly Hansard, Issue 10, page 193:
      We would tell the USSR to go jump in the lake. There would be no way we would tolerate that.

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