HEAD FOR THE HILLS
Meaning: To Escape
Origin: This idiom http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiom is as old as the Bible, Mark 13:14"As soon, however, as you see the Abomination of Desolation standing where he ought not" --let the reader observe these words--"then let those in Judaea escape to the hills;"
While the saying can be traced back to biblical time people and animals have likely escaped to the hills since the beginning of time.
American Plains Indians would routinely “head for the hills” and spend their summers in the Rocky Mountains at higher elevations to escape the heat of summer.
Farm Sayings Friday is weekly feature of Yield Starts Here. You might think your grandparents made it up, but that old saying likely goes back many years. In this feature we will figure out who said it first and what it really means! Do you have a well used saying in your family, send to us and we'll feature it in a future blog.