Take to your heels - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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.
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.
take to your heels (or legs) run away.
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.