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make tracks (for something)

Fig. to move rapidly toward something or some place. The cowboys all made tracks for the chuck wagon. Let's make tracks! Here comes the sheriff.
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make tracks

Move or leave in a hurry, as in If we're going to catch the first show, we'd better make tracks. This term alludes to the footprints left by running. [Slang; early 1800s]
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make tracks

If you make tracks, you leave a place. Webb looked at the clock. `Ten past nine. We might as well be making tracks.' About 8pm, we decided it was time to start making tracks, but we all found it difficult to get going. Note: In this expression, `tracks' are footprints.
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make tracks (for)

leave (for a place). informal
1984 David Brin Practice Effect We have another big climb ahead of us and another pass to get through. Let's make tracks.
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make ˈtracks (for something)

(spoken) leave one place to go to another: It’s getting late; I think we’d better make tracks.
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make tracks

tv. to move out of a place fast. Let’s make tracks. We gotta hit Adamsville before noon.
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make tracks

Slang
To move or leave in a hurry.
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