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beef to (the) heel

Chubby or fat, especially in the legs. Usually said of women, it comes from the longer phrase "beef to the heel like a Mullingar heifer," referring to cattle bred in Mullingar, a town in County Westmeath, Ireland. Primarily heard in Ireland. I think I need to go on a diet, I've gotten beef to the heel since my pregnancy. I don't know what's wrong with other men, I like a woman who's a bit beef to heel.
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beef to (the) heel like a Mullingar heifer

Chubby or fat, especially in the legs. Usually said of women, it refers to cattle bred in Mullingar, a town in County Westmeath, Ireland. Primarily heard in Ireland. I think I need to go on a diet, I've gotten beef to the heel like a Mullingar heifer since my pregnancy. I don't know what's wrong with other men, I like a woman who's beef to heel like a Mullingar heifer.
See also: beef, heel, like

beef to the hoof

Chubby or fat, especially in the legs. Usually said of women, it comes from the longer phrase "beef to the heel like a Mullingar heifer," referring to cattle bred in Mullingar, a town in County Westmeath, Ireland. Primarily heard in Ireland. I think I need to go on a diet, I've gotten beef to the hoof like a Mullingar heifer since my pregnancy. I don't know what's wrong with other men, I like a woman who's beef to hoof.
See also: beef, hoof

hoof it

Inf. to walk. If nobody gives us a ride, we'll have to hoof it. She hoofed it home from the dance in her high-heeled shoes.
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hoof it

to walk My car was being repaired, so I decided to hoof it to the train station.
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on the hoof

 
1. (British & Australian) if you make a decision on the hoof, you make it quickly to react to a situation which is happening, and do not have time to think about it carefully I don't want to make a decision on the hoof -- I need to give this some thought.
2. (British & Australian) if you do something on the hoof, you do it while you are walking around doing other things He's so busy, he usually has lunch on the hoof.
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hoof it

1. Go on foot, as in The car's being repaired-we'll have to hoof it. [First half of 1600s]
2. Dance, as in He was always a good dancer, and he's still able to hoof it. [Slang; 1920s]
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hoof it

1. tv. to run away. I saw them coming and hoofed it home.
2. in. to walk instead of ride. My car’s broken down, so I had to hoof it to work today.
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hoofing

n. walking; running. My car’s in the shop, so I’m hoofing for a few days.
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hoof it

Slang
1. To walk.
2. To dance.
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on the hoof

Not yet butchered; alive. Used especially of cattle.
See also: hoof, on
References in classic literature ?
It would soon bake you a buffaloe whole, or for that matter powder his hoofs and horns into white ashes.
I tell you, old trapper, this is no horse; neither in hoofs, head, nor hide.
Then the clang of hoofs, as of several horses galloping, resounded on the planks of the bridge, and the squadron, officers in front and men four abreast, spread across the bridge and began to emerge on his side of it.
Rile some other pool with your clumsy hoofs, and let your betters alone after this
In the rush of his retreat down the canyon slope, he had plunged into a bunch of shorthorn steers, who, far more startled than he, had rolled him on the forest floor, trampled over him in their panic, and smashed his rifle under their hoofs.
Too painfully aware of the penalty its broken knees and rheumatic joints must pay, it dug its hoofs into the steep slope of moss and only sprang out and clear in the air in order to avoid a fall.
On a rounded knoll, overlooking the road, he had first heard the galloping hoofs of the horse and the crack of the whip-blows on its body.
Their armour shone like a flame of blazing fire as they two stood in their car: their swift horses struck the earth and pawed it with their hoofs, and the dust rose like smoke about them, pounded by the chariot wheels and the horses' hoofs, while the well-made chariot and its rails rattled around them as the horses plunged.
The charioteers drove near by their horses with beautiful manes, and the wide earth rang with the beat of their hoofs as they rushed along.
Clips and empty cartridges, tarnished with verdigris, lay on the ground, which, while wet, had been torn up by the hoofs of horses.
The man, too, listened, and heard, faintly, the thud of hoofs on soft earth.
Gladiator and Diana came up to it together and almost at the same instant; simultaneously they rose above the stream and flew across to the other side; Frou-Frou darted after them, as if flying; but at the very moment when Vronsky felt himself in the air, he suddenly saw almost under his mare's hoofs Kuzovlev, who was floundering with Diana on the further side of the stream.
The mare, excited by Gladiator's keeping ahead, had risen too soon before the barrier, and grazed it with her hind hoofs.
Vronsky passed Mahotin, but he was immediately aware of him close upon him, and he never ceased hearing the even-thudding hoofs and the rapid and still quite fresh breathing of Gladiator.
He urged on his mare, and to his delight felt that she easily quickened her pace, and the thud of Gladiator's hoofs was again heard at the same distance away.