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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 ?
Salton was delighted when Adam's reply arrived and sent a groom hot-foot to his crony, Sir Nathaniel de Salis, to inform him that his grand-nephew was due at Southampton on the twelfth of June.
But run he did, Bellona hot-footed after him, and gaining.
And, while Jerry slew it, knowing that the lust of killing, once started, would lead him to continue killing the silly birds, Agno left the laying-yard to hot-foot it through the mangrove swamp and present to Bashti an ecclesiastical quandary.
A London firm made arrangements by cable for an English edition, and hot-footed upon this came the news of French, German, and Scandinavian translations in progress.
True enough, Astley had come hot-foot on receiving the Grandmother's appeal.
CREON I go hot-foot. Bestir ye one and all, My henchmen!
The stream was deep here, but some fifty yards below was a shallow, for which he made off hot-foot; and forgetting landlords, keepers, solemn prohibitions of the Doctor, and everything else, pulled up his trousers, plunged across, and in three minutes was creeping along on all fours towards the clump of willows.
He crossed the ranges last night with Tabaqui, hot-foot on thy trail," said the Wolf, panting.
"I go hot-foot back to the Man-Pack," Mowgli said at last.
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There's someone else who knows exactly what he's done - and when Carla finds out he's proposed, she's horri-fied and hot-foots it back Liz finds out Lloyd is sleeping with Teresa and Tyrone tells Kevin of his suspicions that Molly is playing away.
When Miles gets wind of the news, he hot-foots it to the diner worker's abode to find out what's what.
And Carl hot-foots it around to Carrie's telling her to keep her mouth shut about the affair.
Today, he will try to put that right when he hot-foots it from Newcastle racecourse to Newcastle greyhound stadium to ride in a pony version of the big handicap.
The jailbird hot-foots it to the caravan park, determined to make things right with his spouse, but walks in just as she's declaring her love for Miles.