Fairies, away,
we shall chide downright if I longer stay.

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream Titania (the queen of the fairies) is removing herself and her court from the presence of her husband (Oberon).


Away! away! for I will fly to thee,

is a line from John Keats’ Ode to a Nightingale.

Ignore it and it might go away.
The elephant in the room?  (A modern expression.)

This post is mostly about the expressions used to send people away.  If they are said to children by their peers they can be very hurtful.

Go away! and Get along!
are the most straightforward of these.

Get lost!
Is this what Hansel and Gretel’s parents told them to do?

On your bike
is a more modern one.  Perhaps it takes you farther away than your own two feet.

Go take a jump!
Does someone wish you harm?

Go and jump in a lake!
How deep?

This means the same as Make yourself scarce!

Get off with you.
This is more likely to mean “I don’t believe you” than “Go away”.

Off you go!
This can be an encouraging remark to someone venturing outside or setting of on a journey.

Some one who has been doing a job may stand down or take a back seat.  In parliament the most important members sit at the front.

Passed away is often used instead of “died”.

Where there’s a will there’s a way.
This is a saying about solving problems, not about a last will and testament Where there is a real desire to do something it can usually be done.

Do away with is an expression for ending something, even a life.

The crowd turned against Jesus and shouted, “Away with him”.  Luke Chapter 23 verse 18