get up the yard



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.


get up the yard

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