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light out (of some place) (for some place)
Fig. to leave a place in a great hurry for some place. I lit out of there for home as fast as I could. I lit out of there as fast as I could go.
(for some place) Go to cut out (for some place).
Leave hastily, run away, as in Here comes the teacher-let's light out. This slangy idiom may allude to the nautical sense, that is, to move or lift anything along. [Slang; mid-1800s]
To leave someplace hastily: With only 30 minutes to get to the airport, we grabbed our bags and lit out. The robbers lit out of the bank once the alarm went off.