hotfoot(redirected from hotfooting)
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hotfoot it (off to) (somewhere)
to go somewhere as fast as possible. I've got to hotfoot it off to school. When they heard the police sirens, the thieves hotfooted home.
hotfoot it out of (somewhere)
to run away from a place. Did you see Tom hotfoot it out of the office when the boss came in? Things are looking bad. I think we had better hotfoot it out of here.
to walk or run quickly You'd better hotfoot it down to the video shop before it closes.
Go in haste, walk fast or run. For example, I'll have to hotfoot it to the airport if I'm to meet them. [Slang; c. 1900]