hightail it out of (somewhere)

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hightail it out of (somewhere)

To depart very quickly. The phrase refers to the way some animals raise their tails when fleeing. We hightailed it out of the party when we heard police sirens approaching.
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hightail it out of (somewhere)

Rur. to run or ride a horse away from somewhere fast; to leave in a hurry. (Typically heard in western movies.) Here comes the sheriff. We'd better hightail it out of here. Look at that guy go. He really hightailed it out of town.
See also: hightail, of, out
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TAMZIN OUTHWAITE MORE than 15 years after her character, Mel, skipped bail and hightailed it out of Albert Square for Portugal, Tamzin is to return to EastEnders, it was revealed this week.
WHEN she skipped bail and hightailed it out of Albert Square for Portugal, no one expected EastEnders' Melanie Owen would ever be back.
Recently, my partner and I pulled the article from June 2006 on the lake country of northern Idaho and hightailed it out of town for a quick four-day gateway.
Since he's been gone, Metropolis has learned to cope without him, and, what's worse, his love Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) is engaged and, has a five-year old son called Jason (who was conceived around the time Superman hightailed it out of there).
The two men saw Thomas coming and hightailed it out of there.
For instance, he points out that "the most dramatic story about the NFB was the communist scare in the late 1940s" when founder John Grierson hightailed it out of the country under suspicion of ringleading a nest of wild-eyed pinko spies.
The former Mrs Ian Beale hightailed it out of London to have a hit in 2000 Acres of Sky and the crime drama Daylight Robbery.