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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, to

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ˈhotfoot it

(informal) walk or run somewhere quickly: Once the police arrived, we hotfooted it out of there.
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