from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To go as fast as possible, especially in fleeing: hightailed out of town.
- idiom hightail it To hurry or flee.
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- v. To retreat quickly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. leave as fast as possible
If Mrs. Sanford has a a shred of dignity left and if she really cares most about her role i.e. role model to her sons, she'll read that besotted fool's self-absorbed drivel and hightail-it straight to her attorney's office!
Adrenaline snaked through my limbs, urging me to bolt, to hightail it out of Rocquemore House and never look back.
When he then tried to get management actually to make a plan, even calling on Oscar to speak truth to this perceived power, no one went for it, and Michael was left only with the option to call them names and hightail it back to the comped limo.
Dont say nuke too many times Big John will hightail it u nder the bed.
On some nights I could hear my eggs plotting and whispering in tiny cartoon voices, packing up their bags in preparation to hightail it out of there.
When she was too insecure to come out of her dressing room on some mornings, Jane would hightail it over there and tell her to get moving -- the crew was waiting.
Now that I think on it, if it does happen to be full of beer, we could have a quick draught before we hightail it away.
But an alert from Outlook reminded me that I had one hour to grab the cute uncomfortable shoes I stow under my desk and hightail it downtown.
Double-quick dare-dare, I ditch Nefertiti — and any other newfangled notions about nursing time — and hightail my hide back to the coffee machine in time to make my husband his café with cream.
So I wanted to hightail it out of Omaha as fast as I could and the only way to get out of Omaha at the time was to be accepted into some sort of critical job for which there was some acute personnel shortage because no one wanted the job.