head for the hills

[head for the hills] {v. phr.}, {informal} To get far away in ahurry; run away and hide. - Often used imperatively.

Head for thehills. The bandits are coming.

He saw the crowd chasing him, so heheaded for the hills.

When they saw the mean boy coming, they allheaded for the hills.

Compare: BEAT IT, LIGHT OUT, TAKE TO THE WOODS.