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hotfoot

To travel as fast as one can, usually by walking or running. We need to hotfoot it out of here before Mom catches us going through her things!

hotfoot it

To travel as fast as one can, usually by walking or running. We need to hotfoot it out of here before Mom catches us going through her things!
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hotfoot it off to (some place)

To leave for some place as fast as one can, usually by walking or running. We need to hotfoot it off to the game, or we're going to be late.
See also: hotfoot, off

hotfoot it out of (some place)

To leave some place as fast as one can, usually by walking or running. We need to hotfoot it out of here before Mom catches us going through her things!
See also: hotfoot, of, out

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.
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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.
See also: hotfoot, of, out

hotfoot it

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]
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ˈhotfoot it

(informal) walk or run somewhere quickly: Once the police arrived, we hotfooted it out of there.
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References in classic literature ?
Then picking up the thread of his story he told us how he had started hot foot for Tower Hill.
In the application, agents Johnson Fellows LLP said: "The existing design and layout of the unit suits a hot foot takeaway and it has its own independent bin storage area and delivery access is possible from the rear of the existing row of shops."
If you're a fan of churros then you'll want to hot foot it down to Loop and Scoop in Glasgow's west end.
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The Hot Foot Jazz Band will play background music while diners get into the party mood.
Hot Foot Football-focused art property featuring graffiti
For bass anglers, an optional DTS Hot Foot reassigns throttle control to a foot pedal to allow both hands to stay firmly attached to the wheel during speedy runs.
Hot foot it to Primark to pick up this cute frill version at just pounds 25..
HOT foot from the North Wales Economic Forum, and having read Mr Roberts' letter in yesterday's Daily Post, I would write that the Assembly Government should be key in supporting economic activity.
Shop owner Diane Downes opened Hot Foot in Aldridge, near Walsall, in August after recognising that there was scope to introduce some continental-style flair to the town's shopping area as an alternative to the established shoe shops.
In fact, those who mixed the various components of thickened fuel were called "mix masters," after the kitchen tool of the same name--hence, the term "hot foot" to the enemy.
It's a day of monumental upheaval here in the nation's capital, where the spirit of red-white-and-blue bipartisanship is shaking the town like a hula dancer with a hot foot. In news a little less stunning than Bill Gates's announcement that he plans on bequeathing all his Microsoft stock to the Vietnamese Women's Association, Newt Gingrich singlehandedly pushed through an ironclad campaign-finance reform bill that will forbid any contribution over ten bucks.
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