send sb packingUKinformal›to tell someone to go away because you are angry with them: I'd pay her her wages and send her packing tomorrow, but I know she'd try and take us to court.›to do better than your competitors: They are in a position to send the competition packing.
We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and