beat feet

beat feet

To run or flee quickly from a scene or situation; that is, to beat one's feet on the ground rapidly (as in the act of running). We're going to have to beat feet out of here if that alarm goes off!
See also: beat, feet
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Finally, in December 1994, as a grand jury was about to indict Whitey Bulger, Connolly gave him a heads-up, and the gangster beat feet, eventually to his West Coast hideaway.
Beat feet to the DJ and request a little Bey just for the girls.
(A safer tactic would have been to have the man sit on the curb as I monitored his hands until backup arrived.) As I moved behind the man and ordered him to interlace his fingers behind his head, he beat feet and the race was on.
We dropped our ordnance on time and on target, and then turned east to beat feet back to the safe line.
The 7-1 shot, ridden by Michael Hills, beat Feet Of Fury by three-quarters of a length.
I closed the lid on my blind and beat feet out of the field with nay old Lab, Tanner, on my heels.
Finally, we called and told maintenance, who gave us the nod to beat feet.
If we heard a bugle, we would check the wind and then beat feet in the direction of the bull.
Running only on battery now, the sub would beat feet and try to lose the airplane.
After you've tired of her contrariness, beat feet back to your main squeeze.
Now, in addition to a catchy cyberspace address, you'll need a Web page design that ensures folks will beat feet to your site and, once there, be able to understand and navigate it.
The distinctive sound of the round chambering in the Spotter sent a clear message to these two Neanderthals: advance and die or beat feet. They showed their true mettle by fleeing.
I gathered up a selection of factory and handloaded .45 ammo and beat feet to the gun club to see if it performed as good as it looked.