hotfoot(redirected from hotfooting)
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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.
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.
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]