take to heels
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take to one's heels
Fig. to run away. The little boy said hello and then took to his heels. The man took to his heels to try to get to the bus stop before the bus left.
take to your heels
to run away quickly As soon as they saw the soldiers coming, they took to their heels.See drag feet, cool heels, dig heels in, kick heels, kick up heels
take to (one's) heels
To run away; flee.