“work away”
Posted: 14 May 2007 08:01 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Is anyone familiar with the expression “work away!” meaning “off you go then!”?  Does it have any connotations of “***** off!”?

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Posted: 14 May 2007 08:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Nevererdovit! though I am wondering if its a corruption of ‘walk away’ which you sometimes hear if there’s a fight brewing.

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Posted: 14 May 2007 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’ve had many a boss who’s told me “Back to work!” It does have a chilling effect on whatever you happen to be doing.

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Posted: 15 May 2007 05:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’ve never heard it either, and it’s not in Cassell.

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