Definition of pack one's bags in English:

pack one's bags

Prepare for one’s imminent departure: he might hand in his resignation, pack his bags, and go to Tahiti
More example sentences
  • As these notes are being prepared, I am packing my bags to go to Wales for the early-season hawking.
  • When the bell tolled for their departure, they packed their bags and left in freewheeling style but leaving behind no concrete proof of investment.
  • Mary warned us that there was a strong chance we'd be going to jail and on the Friday before our Monday court appearance she advised us to prepare for the worst and to pack our bags.
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