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roll out

verb zero derivation
to leave
 
The original definition of roll out is the movement of ones body to roll like a ball and then return to its normal stature. In this case, speakers use roll out as a metaphorical interpretation of the original meaning. Instead of literally rolling out as one does with his or her body, it is used as a way to describe the action of leaving. They do not literally roll out of the room, but figuratively. This phrase came to be through someone’s creativity or from an incident in which someone really left a room by rolling his or her body across the floor.
Etymology : Shift meaning from the literal movement of one’s body to the action of leaving.
Source : “Dude, let’s roll out.” (Male in the grocery store 2011)
Last modified: 2 December 2011


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