show (one's) heels

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show (one's) heels

To flee or run away. The youths showed their heels when they heard the police officers approaching.
See also: heel, show

show one's heels

Also, show a clean pair of heels. Run away, flee, as in He wanted to ask her out but she showed her heels before he had a chance, or As soon as the burglar alarm went off, the housebreaker showed a clean pair of heels. The backs of one's heels are exactly what is seen when one is running away, but the allusion of clean is a bit puzzling, unless it is meant in the colloquial sense of "thorough," as in a clean getaway. [First half of 1500s]
See also: heel, show

show (one's) heels

To depart from quickly; flee.
See also: heel, show