To make haste; to exit conspicuously. Generally used when somebody does something wrong and wishes to avoid embarassment or trouble.

For example:

"OK, I managed to stuff a dozen boxes of tapioca pudding mix and several large pieces of plywood into my pants. Now, let's get the hell out of Dodge before the store detectives start trailing us."

When your passenger exclaims, "Dude! You just ran a red light!" the appropriate response would be, "Then it's time to get the hell out of Dodge before I get pulled over!"

The etymology of the phrase refers to the lawlessness of Dodge City, Kansas, during the late ninteenth century. When things got particularly rowdy, many people thought it a good idea to get the hell out of Dodge. It was also uttered in the Errol Flynn western Dodge City.

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