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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 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 (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 (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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HotFoot is extremely popular among clients as an internal communications tool, as well as a great medium for delivering general information and training related to corporate initiatives such as product launches.
RESULTS, Hotfoot up the Famau (3.5miles / 1,200ft ascent): 1 Jez Brown (Buckley, M40) 37.45, 2 Dave Sargent (Eden, M50) 38.10, 3 Lawrence Eccles (Penny Lane) 38.25, 4 Karl Steinegger (Ambleside) 40.22, 5 David Phillips (Vale Royal) 40.37, 6 Derek Boothby (Wrecsam Tri) 42.21.
Just hotfoot it down to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable, Bedfordshire, on Saturday, March 9.
ICELAND (4nts, b/b) August, Glasgow, pounds 435, Advantage Travel Centres (0870 444 3493); ALGARVE (7nts, s/c) Aug 14, Gatwick, pounds 409, www.lastminute.com; BARBADOS (7nts, s/c) Aug 21-31, Gatwick, pounds 479, Hotfoot Holidays (0871 222 5823).
AMATEUR musicians gathered for the annual Hotfoot concert to mark Year of Faith in One City.
IF you are looking for a charity challenge with a difference hotfoot it to the Meningitis Trust's first Firewalk in South Wales.
It will be performed at the association's annual Hotfoot concert on June 13.
The 16-year-old British-bred son of Green Desert and the Hotfoot mare Solar retired to stud in New Zealand in 1994.
pounds 469, Cadogan Holidays (023 80 828 313); BARBADOS (7nts, s/c) Aug 21-31, Gatwick, pounds 489, Hotfoot Holidays (0871 222 5823); EGYPT (7nts, b/b) Aug 26, Gatwick, pounds 417, The AirMiles Travel Company (0870 60 747 12).
Hotfoot,organised by community group The Hope Street Association, is open to all performers.
More entertainment is being provided by the Hotfoot Jazzmen, with demonstrations by the Clwyd Axemen.
Taxation magazine editor, Mike Truman said: 'Charles may be forced to suggest that they hotfoot it to Asda to buy a copy of the ring for a fraction of the value at pounds 19.99.'
EUR500.ARBADOS (7nts, s/c) June 1-15, Gatwick, pounds 449, Hotfoot Holidays (0871 222 5823); ANDALUCIA (7nts, s/c) June 13, Gatwick, pounds 419, Open Holidays (01903 215 215); LAS VEGAS (4nts, s/c) till June 30, Heathrow, pounds 499, Bon Voyage (0800 316 0194).
A cracking renewal of the Free Handicap sees Welsh Pageant, trained by Noel Murless for owner-breeder Jim Joel and ridden by the Warren Place stable jockey Sandy Barclay, make all the running to hold Hotfoot. Welsh Pageant went on to prove himself a top-class miler with his wins including the Lockinge, the Queen Anne and the QEII before proving a successful sire, and Hotfoot also had an excellent career, winning the Coronation, Player-Wills and Peter Hastings Stakes.