Get away from my sight


Senior Member
A student was making mischief in the class. The teacher asked him not to do so and focus on the lesson he's just taught. But the student didn't stop, and continuously did mischievous acts.
The teacher said to him, very angrily:
Get away from my sight, you idiot! Never show me your face!


May I ask whether the bold part is idiomatic?
  • Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    I agree with Owlman. Though I would point out that “never show me your face” sounds less idiomatic than the example I show below.

    An alternative is:

    Leave! I don’t ever want to see your face again!

    I would note that the above sounds like it is coming from a very angry person.

    sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    "Never show your face around here again!" is idiomatic, but it's not the kind of thing a teacher would say to a student. Unless the student is going to be expelled, he will probably have to show his face around there again.


    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Ah, yes. I agree.

    Teacher: I want you out of my sight right now.

    Miscreant student: You want me outa here? I’m gonna need a room pass.