go jump in the lake
- (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.