beat feet

beat feet

To run or flee quickly from a scene or situation; that is, to beat one's feet on the ground rapidly (as in the act of running). We're going to have to beat feet out of here if that alarm goes off!
See also: beat, feet
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Beat feet to the DJ and request a little Bey just for the girls.
We dropped our ordnance on time and on target, and then turned east to beat feet back to the safe line.
The 7-1 shot, ridden by Michael Hills, beat Feet Of Fury by three-quarters of a length.
Finally, we called and told maintenance, who gave us the nod to beat feet.
If we heard a bugle, we would check the wind and then beat feet in the direction of the bull.
Similar busts have been used in prostitution stings in Hollywood since the city adopted the law in 2002, and modeled after a similar measure in Oakland, dubbed Beat Feet.
The distinctive sound of the round chambering in the Spotter sent a clear message to these two Neanderthals: advance and die or beat feet.
Bowser beat feet back where he came from and left me screaming like a banshee in front of his neighbor's farmhouse.
Sponsored by Councilman Tom LaBonge, the ordinance is based on a 1997 measure passed in Oakland, where the program is nicknamed Beat Feet.