Green’s Dictionary of Slang

across lots phr.

also cross lots
[SE lot, a piece of land set aside for building or for cultivation or pasturage]

1. [early 19C+] (US) via a short cut.

2. [mid-19C–1900s] accelerated, using fig. short cuts.

In phrases

go to hell across lots [i.e. go with speed]

[mid-19C–1940s] (US) a general expression of dismissal or rejection; often as an excl.