Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 14:15

get up the yard

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

The earliest usage may be traced to a primary school in Dublin, Ireland. Initially, in the 1960s, the phrase meant what it literally denoted: it was a command to get up the yard, the school yard at St. Pius X National School in Templeogue, Dublin. Older pupils appointed as wardens would shout at children to Get up the yard!, away from the road.

InterjectionEdit

get up the yard

  1. (idiomatic, Dublin) Get lost!
  2. (idiomatic, Dublin) Nonsense! I don't believe you.
  3. (idiomatic, Dublin) I disagree.