You can do it my way or you can leave - go down the highway (be excluded)


  • The idiom “my way or the highway” began being used in the USA when hitchhiking became commonplace among drifters and young people in the 1960s and 1970s. American football coaches such as Vince Lombardi and Bill Parcells are among the earliest known users of the idiom. Tampa Bay News is also believed to be among the first news outlets to use the idiom “my way or the highway.” in August 1974.

When I asked my dad why I have to start paying rent, he said because it's my way or the highway.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Modified by TriplePurple on April 14, 2024


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Mein Weg oder die Autobahn

mi manera o la carretera


내 길이나 고속도로

via mea non in via

мой путь или шоссе



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