on the lam


on the lam
Running away, usually from the police; on the run.

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  • on the lam — Escaping, running away • • • Main Entry: ↑lam * * * on the lam mainly american informal phrase running away from someone such as the police Thesaurus: wanted by the policehyponym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the lam — {adj.} or {adv. phr.}, {slang} Running away, especially from the law; in flight. * /The bank robber was on the lam for ten months before the police caught him./ Sometimes used in the phrase take it on the lam . * /After a big quarrel with her… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the lam — {adj.} or {adv. phr.}, {slang} Running away, especially from the law; in flight. * /The bank robber was on the lam for ten months before the police caught him./ Sometimes used in the phrase take it on the lam . * /After a big quarrel with her… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ the\ lam — adj or adv. phr. slang Running away, especially from the law; in flight. The bank robber was on the lam for ten months before the police caught him. Sometimes used in the phrase take it on the lam . After a big quarrel with her father, the girl… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the lam — [...laem] mod. running from the police. (Underworld.) □ Bart has been on the lam for a week now. □ When the boss found out you was on the lam, he got real mad …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • on the lam — If someone is on the lam, they are hiding from the police or authorities, especially to avoid arrest or prison …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • on the lam — pp Fleeing from the law. Morgan was on the lam for five years, then spent five more in the joint. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • on the lam — mainly American, informal running away from the police or someone in authority in order to escape going to prison. He finally gave himself up to the police after 12 years on the lam …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the lam —    If someone is on the lam, they are hiding from the police or authorities, especially to avoid arrest or prison.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • on the lam — running away from the police, lay low    When he s not in jail, he s on the lam always running …   English idioms


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