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Difference between Climb up the wall and Go over the wall

climb up the wall(coll.) become very angry or distraught:

  • Old Marks will climb up the wall if he hears I closed early.

go over the wall

1. leave a religious order:

  • The world is always more interested in the one nun who goes over the wall than the thousands who don’t.

2. escape from prison:

  • Us guys pull wires to get jobs as guards, and you convicts go over the wall whenever you can.

3. defect to another country:

  • The bloody place [the Foreign Office] has never been the same since Kim Philby went over the wall.

4. go to prison:

  • He would be observed “going over the wall” or “going to stir” (going to detention prison).