(idiomatic, Dublin) Get lost!
Origin of 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.