sling one's hook

sling one's hook
vb
British
to leave, go away. This term, which origi-nated and largely survives in working-class speech, is either of nautical or min-ing origin. It dates from the second half of the 19th century. Hook it is a racier alter-native.
We don't want you here. Go on, sling your 'ook!

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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