hightail it out of (somewhere)

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hightail it out of (somewhere)

To depart very quickly. A reference to the way some animals raise their tails when fleeing. We hightailed it out of the party when we heard police sirens approaching.
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hightail it out of (somewhere)

Rur. to run or ride a horse away from somewhere fast; to leave in a hurry. (Typically heard in western movies.) Here comes the sheriff. We'd better hightail it out of here. Look at that guy go. He really hightailed it out of town.
See also: hightail, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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