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get lost!

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase get lost!

Meaning

This is an impolite way of telling someone to go away, or of rejecting an offer or a request.

For example

  • When his brother came into his room, Luis said, "Get lost! I'm busy."

  • When Mal-Wart offered Leroy $8 an hour, he laughed and said, "Get lost! I'm not working for that!"

Quick Quiz

If someone shouts "Get lost!", they

a. want you to lose

b. want you to leave

c. want you to lose your way

Contributor: Matt Errey