whip away

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whip away

To remove and escort someone or something from some place or take someone or something away from someone in a very hurried or aggressive manner. Security forces whipped the president away after the first gunshots were heard. After giving the journalists a very brief glimpse at the prototype, the company whipped it away back into their lab. The police officer whipped the parent away from her children.
See also: away, whip
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

whip something away (from someone)

to jerk something away from someone suddenly. The mugger whipped Sally's purse away from her and ran. The thief whipped away the purse.
See also: away, whip
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"He just had time to give all of the children a little pre-season present before his reindeer whipped him away back to the North Pole."
Former Newcastle boss Kenny Dalglish whipped him away from Stoke's doomed First Division survival fight in a pounds 1.5m deal - and he's hardly been able to catch his breath since.