get up the yard

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  • 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.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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get up the yardNonsense! I don't believe you.
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