out at the

out at the

heel/heels
1. Having holes in one's socks or shoes.
2. Rundown; shabby; seedy.
See also: out
References in classic literature ?
In the midst of this interview the maid rushed in to say that the master had come home, on which the wife, knowing that he would come straight down to the cottage, hurried the inmates out at the back door, into the grove of fir-trees, probably, which was mentioned as standing near.
Golfers had a chance to dry out at the reception later that evening where the awards were presented.