Pack your bags

Definition

An idiom used to indicate that it is time to prepare for a journey or to leave a place.

Examples

We’re leaving in the morning, so make sure you pack your bags tonight.

The time has come for us to pack our bags and head off on our adventure!

It’s time to move on, so pack your bags and let’s go!

We’re going on an exciting road trip – don’t forget to pack your bags!

It’s time to say goodbye – pack your bags and let’s go!

Origin

The origin of the phrase is unknown, but it has been used since the mid-1800s.

FAQs

Question

What does it mean when someone says ‘pack your bags’?

Answer

It means it is time to prepare for a journey or to leave a place.

Question

Where does the phrase ‘pack your bags’ come from?

Answer

The origin of the phrase is unknown, but it has been used since the mid-1800s.