take a walk

take a walk
   1. American
   to leave employment
   Either voluntarily or involuntarily:
    I think he should take a walk. Who needs this shit? (M. Thomas, 1985 — he referred to a troublesome affair and not to the employee or to his digestive system)
   See also walk2.
   2. to defect
   You go and do not return:
    Years ago — before Fiona took a walk... (Deighton, 1988 — Fiona had defected to Russia)
   It is also used of a spouse leaving home permanently.
   3. to be stolen
   The implication that inanimate objects can remove themselves may avoid a direct accusation of theft or fraud:
    If half a million pounds took a walk... (Deighton, 1988)

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