hotfoot it

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 (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

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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Competitive dancers will put on their dancing shoes and hotfoot it to the Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival this weekend in hopes of snagging a title and a prize.
After their visit to Kirkcudbright, the riders and teams will hotfoot it to the Scottish Borders for the 103 mile second stage that starts and finishes in Kelso.
Konta's first-round win was impressive considering she had to hotfoot it from Morocco following a title showdown with Maria Sakkari on Saturday and the extra preparation should see her put in an improved effort.
Sancho was forced to hotfoot it back to his house to collect his passport and return to the airport where Borussia's plane was briefly held before departing for his home city.
FUNNYMAN Karl Spain says he'd hotfoot it on to Dancing With The Stars - if only to lose weight.
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Cold Feet actor James Nesbitt was on hand to see the horse he part-owns hotfoot it to victory in his first outing since winning this race 12 months ago.
This week, police negotiator Inspector Emma Brookes has to hotfoot it to the scene of a potential suicide.
But anyone in search of Sondheim's charm--and his work from an even earlier date--should hotfoot it to London's Arts Theater to catch "Saturday Night."
So, if you haven't bought your seasonal pair yet, it's time to hotfoot it to the shops and fill your boots:
HOLLYWOOD stars Brad Pitt and Matt Damon had to hotfoot it out of a London hotel yesterday after a fire in Gordon Ramsay's restaurant.
THE worst thing a woman can do when her man becomes infatuated with a heavenly creature like Angelina Jolie is to hotfoot it halfway across the world looking all glum and tearful to read him the riot act.
Liberty X kick off the live radio broadcast at 1pm - then they're being whisked away to Glasgow Airport to hotfoot it to St Albans for a gig - with Irish honeys D-Side in hot pursuit.
I was then planning to hotfoot it out to meet some colleagues for a pyjama and cocktail party at a funky new Glasgow hotel (it's a tough life but someone's got to do it, I suppose).