hightail it out of

hightail it out of (somewhere)

Rur. to run or ride a horse away from somewhere fast; to leave in a hurry. (Typically heard in western movies.) Here comes the sheriff. We'd better hightail it out of here. Look at that guy go. He really hightailed it out of town.
See also: hightail, of, out
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So you write some prescriptions and hightail it out of the exam room.
Luckily, Hastie managed to hightail it out of there before the dark exploiters of the world could catch him.
If the canaries fell dead, the miners would hightail it out of there," Scannell said.