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    Get out of my sight!

    I am wondering about the idiom "get out of my sight." I found it in the Croatian-English dictionary, meaning to tell someone in anger to leave immediately. I haven't seen it in the books I have read until now, and neither I have seen it in English dictionaries. I am wondering if this idiom is still in use in English.

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    #2

    Re: Get out of my sight!

    It doesn't sound outdated to me.
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    #3

    Re: Get out of my sight!

    GoesStation,

    Could I use the above idiom like this:

    Peter asked his father if he could lend him the money to buy the newest model of iPhone. "Get out of my sight!" his father said. "You've already got one two months before."

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    #4

    Re: Get out of my sight!

    The situation would typically be a lot more heated before anyone would use this idiom.

    The father's second sentence should be You already got one two months ago.
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    Re: Get out of my sight!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I haven't seen it in the books I have read until now, and neither I have I seen it in English dictionaries.
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    #6

    Re: Get out of my sight!

    I should have been precise and written that this idiom is not in the printed versions of the dictionaries. I have "Oxford Advanced, and Longman Dictionary, but the idiom is neither under "get" nor "sight".

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    #7

    Re: Get out of my sight!

    I wouldn't really consider it an idiom. It literally means what it says.

    Idioms have a meaning you can't usually deduce from the component words.
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    #8

    Re: Get out of my sight!

    I'm sure the phrasal verb get out is in your dictionaries. Sight as a range of visible things should be in them too.
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    #9

    Re: Get out of my sight!

    GoesStation,

    Of course there is the phrasal verb "get out" in my dictionary, as well as the word "sight". But there is not "get out of my sight," probably because as Skrej wrote in his post it is not a proper idiom. "Longman" has: "Get out of the kitchen!"
    I asked in my original post about this expression just know if it sounds correct in English because I think if can be used in a dialogue when two person have a heated argument.

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    #10

    Re: Get out of my sight!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    GoesStation,

    Of course there is the phrasal verb "get out" in my dictionary, as well as the word "sight". But there is not "get out of my sight," probably because as Skrej wrote in his post it is not a proper idiom. "Longman" has: "Get out of the kitchen!"
    I asked in my original post about this expression just know if it sounds correct in English because I think if can be used in a dialogue when two person have a heated argument.
    Of course, we say it all the time. You can also say "take a hike", "get lost", "beat it", "just leave", "leave me alone", to name a few.

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