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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.
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]
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.
tv. to move out of a place fast. Let’s make tracks. We gotta hit Adamsville before noon.
To move or leave in a hurry.