take to your heels

take to (one's) heels

To flee or run away. The youths took to their heels when they heard the police officers approaching.
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take to your heels

LITERARY
If you take to your heels, you run away. He took to his heels and rushed out of the room.
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take to your heels (or legs)

run away.
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ˌtake to your ˈheels

run away very quickly: The burglars took to their heels when they heard the police arrive.
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Of course, the spontaneous thing was to take to your heels. So, everyone that left my family compound together took to their heels.