hit the road

[hit the road] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To become a wanderer; to livean idle life; become a tramp or hobo.

When Jack's wife left him, hefelt a desire to travel, so he hit the road.

2. To leave, especiallyin a car.

It is getting late, so I guess we will hit the road forhome.

He packed his car and hit the road for California.