make like a tree and leave

To make like a tree and leave means to leave somewhere and is often used derogatively. This phrase is most commonly used as a way to ask someone to leave or tell them to go from where you are; it is somewhat of a pun and refers to the process of shedding leaves which occurs in trees that are currently dying. By saying make like a tree and leave, it is another way of saying to just get out of there by any means necessary.